Putting Education Reform To The Test


What The 2012 Presidential Candidates Were Saying About Education On the Campaign Trail


Education was overshadowed by jobs, the economy and the federal debt during the 2012 election season.

But the issue wasn’t entirely forgotten.

Democratic President Barack Obama often mentioned Race to the Top, his signature education issue on the campaign trail. The program provides grants to state’s to encourage innovative new policies such as teacher evaluations.

Obama also pushed efforts to reduce the cost of college and a program which would allow the children of undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. legally for two years to work or study.

Romney said he would not have cut education funding if he became president, despite his plan to cut discretionary federal spending by 20 percent. Romney said would have also allowed students to take their federal funding with them — potentially allowing students to cross district lines.

Romney favors the expansion of school choice, including vouchers to pay private school tuition and restoring a Washington, D.C. private school choice program.

You can find all our election coverage here. And read up on what the 2012 election results mean for education in Florida. 


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