Roll Call: Debating Education; Romney’s College Scholarship Program; Hernando Schools Want Impact Fees
The candidates were debating schools again, in Wednesday’s education headlines.
Obama Makes Education A Presidential Debate Subject While Discussing Gun Violence – President Barack Obama tied education to the economy during Tuesday night’s debate, while Mitt Romney brought up a Massachusetts college scholarship program. The Huffington Post
Why Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts education plan backfired – An unintended consequence of a Massachusetts college scholarship program is that students receiving the money actually take longer to graduate. The Hechinger Report
Schools celebrate new lunch guidelines; some parents and students don’t – “Under the restrictions, high school lunches cannot exceed 850 calories, middle school lunches are limited to 700 calories, and elementary school lunches are capped at 650. Some of those who protested the changes said that’s not enough. Others said untouched vegetables are leading to high amounts of wasted food at schools.” The Naples Daily News
Most School Board members want resumption of impact fees in Hernando – The Hernando County school board needs to convince county commissioners to reenact impact fees. The Tampa Bay Times