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ERIC Number: EJ972485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan-11
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
GOP Candidates Eye Scaling Back Federal K-12 Role
Klein, Alyson
Education Week, v31 n15 p1, 24-25 Jan 2012
Though education has played second fiddle so far to other domestic issues in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the narrowing field includes GOP candidates with compatible views on scaling back the federal role in K-12, but big contrasts in policy specifics and experience. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, is expected to put a strong emphasis on his own K-12 agenda and achievements--including such signature programs as the Race to the Top and a waiver plan for unpopular provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act--as his re-election effort gains steam. This article takes a look at the education records of the GOP candidates which illustrates some common themes, along with differences in style and policy nuance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top