AM News: Romney Talks Common Core
Romney: No Federal Support for Common Core PoliticsK12: Instead, the Republican presidential nominee thinks states alone should pony up the money for their implementation. The Obama administration has allocated $360 million to two consortia of states to help develop tests that align with the standards, which were created through a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association. And the administration gave states that adopted the standards an edge in the Race to the Top competition.
Romney says teachers' unions should be barred from making political ... Washington Post: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday that he thinks teachers unions should be banned from making political contributions because union leaders often negotiate contracts.
Romney Demurs on Dems in Cabinet at Education Summit ABC News (blog): NEW YORK –Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney today refused to divulge whether he would include Democrats in his cabinet like Education Secretary Arne Duncan, should he win the White House in November.
Philadelphia District: Closings could mean end of neighborhood assignment, middle schools Notebook: In order to close up to one-fifth of the city's traditional public schools by the fall of 2013, Philadelphia District officials are considering some dramatic steps, including a move away from the traditional system of assigning students to schools based on their home address.