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Romney, Obama Vie for Who Can Hurt Education the Worst

Neither candidate is willing to address the real issue plaguing education policy: inequality.

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It's quite likely that in the upcoming election, the candidates' stances on education will not be strong determiners of the outcome. With the economy, the Bush tax cuts, and Wall Street sucking up most of the oxygen, public school children and their families, who are now, in fact, a minority of households, may not garner the attention they deserve. And that may not necessarily be all that bad.

 

Jeff Bryant is an Associate Fellow at Campaign for America's Future and owner of a marketing and communications consultancy whose clients include Human Rights Watch, Doctors Without Borders, PBS, and International Planned Parenthood Foundation. He writes extensively about public education policy at ourfuture.org and previously at OpenLeft.com. Follow Jeff on Twitter: jeffbcdm

 
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