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AM News: Romney, Obama Spar Over Education

Romney, Obama Spar Over Education In Foreign Policy Debate HuffPostEdu: Much to the chagrin of moderator Bob Schieffer, Monday night's presidential debate on foreign policy took a decidedly domestic turn. During a conversation about what America needs to do to remain internationally competitive, President Barack Obama took the opportunity to lace into Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney on teacher hiring.


Testimony on Texas’ booming Hispanic population taking center stage at school finance trial WashingtonPostNational: Demographer Steve Murdock, former director of the U.S. Census Bureau and ex-state demographer of Texas, is expected to testify about the explosion in the state’s Hispanic population, which has caused public school enrollment statewide to grow by an average of 80,000 students per year.

State Ballot Initiatives Aim to Raise Taxes to Fund Schools WSJ: Arizona, Missouri and South Dakota have tax-increase measures on ballots, while California is offering voters dueling proposals. Oregon has an initiative to redirect to schools some money that corporations receive as tax rebates.That is the largest number of education-tax initiatives to appear on state election ballots in two decades, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Campaigns Fall Short On Specifics For Early Education HuffPostEdu: But unlike in 2008, neither campaign has released a formal position paper on early childhood education. Romney's 34-page education white paper does not mention pre-school. 

Obama Finding Teacher Support Secure, If Tepid EdWeek: Educators remain a crucial part of the Obama campaign's efforts on the ground. Earlier this year, the campaign organized a national group called Educators for Obama. It's being led by Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden. She is a former high school teacher who now teaches English at Northern Virginia Community College.


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