Capitol Hill (CNN) - The candidates are talking economy, security, health care and the deficit. But we aren't hearing much about the other topic Americans say they care about the most: education.
Take a CNN/Opinion Research poll from January as proof. When asked if different issues were important for Congress and the president to tackle, more people said education was "extremely" or "very important" (83 percent) than terrorism (80 percent). And education received about the same response as health care and the budget deficit.
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So where are we with education policy?
Listen to this week's American Sauce, dedicated to high school and college graduates everywhere. Topics: how America's low math scores could cripple our economy (and add to our deficit) in the future, where we are with No Child Left Behind and whether every student should go to college. We talk with experts, give you the latest from Congress and interview a brutally honest 19-year-old who isn't sure that others' dreams for him to go to college make sense in the real world.