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ERIC Number: EJ960527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
The 2012 Republican Candidates (so Far): What They've Said and Done on Education in the Past, and What They Might Do about Our Public Schools if Elected
Sherry, Allison
Education Next, v11 n4 p44-49 Fall 2011
Two months before his 2008 election, Barack Obama addressed a roomful of Ohio public school teachers, praising their long hours and talking about his daughters' starting 2nd and 5th grade. Then Obama departed from the usual feel-good talking points. He touted competition, charter schools, and school choice. Two and a half years later, Republicans are still trying to figure out how to respond to Obama, a Democratic president with education reform bona fides. To date, the most prominent leaders of the GOP have either been mute on the topic of education or heaped praise on the president. Republicans began this election season in search of a candidate and a message. In this article, the author talks about the 2012 Republican candidates, what they have said and done on education in the past, and what they might do about public schools if elected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio