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AM News: New Pro-Obama PAC Ad Slams Romney on Education

New Pro-Obama PAC Ad Slams Romney on Education Funding PoliticsK12: A Romney administration would mean cuts to early-childhood education, K-12, and higher ed., at least according to a new ad running in swing states by Priorities USA, a pro-Obama political action committee that's running in six swing states.

Romney Out-Performed Obama On Education-Focused Comments During First Presidential Debate: Insider Survey HuffPostEdu: Nearly 30 percent of respondents -- who include current and former senior staff from the U.S. Department of Education, White House, Congress and think tanks -- felt that parents and students were the ones who really lost in the week-and-a-half-long Chicago teachers strike, while 62 percent believe the teachers union emerged victorious.

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Supreme Court Looking At Affirmative Action In College Admissions AP: WASHINGTON — Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign.

Calif. Program Takes Aim at 'Teacher-Diversity Gap EdWeek: As the country's K-12 student population grows more ethnically diverse, students of color face the troubling possibility of never having a teacher who looks like them. According to federal data, more than 40 percent of students are nonwhite, compared to just 17 percent of teachers, and that mismatch appears to be on the rise.

College Not For All: Does Apprenticeship Model In Switzerland Provide More Economic Mobility Than The American System? HechingerReport: Most young Americans won’t earn a college degree, says Nancy Hoffman of Jobs for the Future in a Nation interview with Dana Goldstein. A Swiss-style apprenticeship system would motivate young people and qualify them for good jobs, she argues.

 

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