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ERIC Number: EJ999714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep-27
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Education Nation: Obama, Romney Outline Different K-12, Postsecondary Priorities
Dervarics, Charles
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n17 p12-13 Sep 2012
With negative ads already rampant on radio and TV, it's clear that President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney differ on most issues. That statement carries over to education as well, as both offer starkly different views on K-12 and higher education policy for the fall campaign. Obama is touting a large increase in Pell Grants and student financial aid during his watch, as well as new grant programs that are driving change in elementary and secondary schools. Romney is offering a different strategy that focuses less on government and more on school choice at the K-12 level and cutting regulations in the postsecondary sector. As in many issues these days, it comes down to different opinions on the role of government. Two of the most significant differences between the Obama and Romney camps are on two issues critical to college students--federal financial aid and how best to provide student loans for college study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Pell Grant Program; Race to the Top