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2012 Presidential Candidates: Where They Stand on the Issues

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Education


Barack Obama

Democrat
  • Continue to encourage education reform through the Race to the Top Program, which rewards states with federal funding for raising school standards, helping teachers improve, and turning around struggling schools
  • Continue investing in competitive grants to reform community colleges and provide better pathways to employment
Mitt Romney

Republican
  • Shift some power from the federal level to the state level to empower governors to reform education systems
  • Believes in increasing school choice, or the opportunity for parents to pursue enrolling their child in a school that they choose, from public to private to charter schools.
Poll: Which Candidate Do You Agree with on Education?
All information was taken from official candidate websites or video interviews.

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