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The Four Major Education Themes in Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

This is a guest post from Molly Bloom, a reporter for our sister site, StateImpact Ohio. The post originally appeared here. Education came second only to Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! in President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union remarks Tuesday night. Making college less expensive for students continues to be a key talking point for the Obama administration. In the State of the […]

What Obama's 'No Child' Waivers Say About The State Of The Union

President Barack Obama delivers his 2011 State of the Union Address.

With re-writes of the unpopular No Child Left Behind law stalled in Congress, President Obama could turn to the issue during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. It would be a logical step leading into a re-election campaign which might be driven as much by what Congress failed to do as it is by what the President managed to achieve during his last 4 years in office.

What A Mitt Romney Candidacy Means For Indiana Education

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has repeatedly complimented President Obama on several education initiatives put forward in recent years.

According to political monitoring website, Real Clear Politics, Mitt Romney currently leads in all of the most recent Republican presidential primary polls by a margin of as much as 15 percent. With this in mind, StateImpact Indiana has decided to take a closer look at Romney’s education platform. Official Platform Romney’s official campaign website only […]

Why Rick Perry's Candidacy Could Mean Clashes Over Education

Many say Rick Perry’s entrance to the GOP presidential race was only made possible when Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who has made education policy a priority during his governorship, decided against a run for the White House. Now, as Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post‘s Answer Sheet writes, Perry’s history suggests he might play politics over education policy to […]

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