Romney says he's 'kind of' partisan
September 25th, 2012
01:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney says he's 'kind of' partisan

(CNN) – Mitt Romney joked Tuesday about being "terribly partisan" during a question and answer session devoted to the subject of education.

Romney said as president, he wouldn't prevent teachers from going on strike, as they recently did in Chicago. But the GOP presidential nominee said he thought the influence of teachers' unions on the Democratic Party was bad for policy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Education • Mitt Romney
Obama: Romney is a teacher-basher
September 25th, 2012
11:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama: Romney is a teacher-basher

(CNN) – President Barack Obama, who was largely quiet on the recent teachers strike in Chicago, said in an interview that aired Tuesday he was glad the issue had been resolved and took aim at Mitt Romney's approach to the situation.

"Governor Romney and a number of folks try to politicize the issue and do a lot of teacher-bashing. When I meet teachers all across the country, so devoted and dedicated to their kids, and what we've tried to do is actually break through this left-right, conservative – liberal gridlock," Obama said on NBC's "Today."
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Filed under: 2012 • Education • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama's college tuition plans face tough fight
September 17th, 2012
07:19 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama's college tuition plans face tough fight

Washington (CNNMoney) – In his re-election campaign, President Obama says he wants to cut the growth of college tuition in half over the next decade.

But he faces hurdles toward that goal over which he has little control, even if he wins Nov. 6: dire state budgets and a gridlocked Congress.

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Filed under: Education • President Obama
Political barbs fly amid Chicago teachers' strike
September 10th, 2012
03:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Political barbs fly amid Chicago teachers' strike

(CNN) – Mitt Romney implicated President Barack Obama Monday in the ongoing strike of teachers in Chicago, portraying his Democratic rival as bending to powerful teachers' unions at the expense of parents and students.

Romney's statement put him in the unlikely position of supporting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat who previously served as Obama's chief of staff. Emanuel has been harshly criticized by union officials, who accuse the mayor of reneging on promises made to teachers, police officers and other civil servants.
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Filed under: 2012 • Education • Mitt Romney
August 23rd, 2012
05:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Fact check: Obama education ad misleading

Washington (CNN) - Class size and what it means to how kids learn has been a long and hotly contested issue. President Barack Obama and many educators believe smaller classes, with fewer students per teacher, are the way to go.

So his latest ad tries to school Mitt Romney on that subject.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Education • President Obama
Obama to talk education in Columbus, Ohio
August 21st, 2012
11:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to talk education in Columbus, Ohio

(CNN) - The presidential campaign of President Barack Obama, who is campaigning in Ohio Tuesday, released the following excerpts of his speech in Columbus.

Watch the event live at CNN.com/live.
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Filed under: 2012 • Education • Ohio • President Obama
300,000 education jobs lost, White House urges investment
August 18th, 2012
09:40 AM ET
2 years ago

300,000 education jobs lost, White House urges investment

(CNN) - Budget cuts are forcing districts to scale back on teachers and staff, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer school days, according to a White House report released Saturday.

More than 300,000 education jobs have been lost since the end of the recession in June 2009, said the report, which was prepared by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Domestic Policy Council and National Economic Council.

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Filed under: Education • White House
Obama ad: 'Get real, Mitt'
August 14th, 2012
02:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama ad: 'Get real, Mitt'

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's suggestion that students struggling to pay for higher education should ask their parents for help was met with a tough retort in an ad released Tuesday from President Barack Obama's campaign: 'Get real.'

In the 30-second spot that the campaign says will air in Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, Romney is shown saying: "Take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents."
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Filed under: Education • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Congress set to extend low student loan rates
June 29th, 2012
08:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Congress set to extend low student loan rates

Washington (CNNMoney) – Congress is expected to vote Friday to extend low 3.4% interest rates on federally subsidized student loans for another year, barely beating a July 1 deadline when the rates would double.

Both the Senate and House were expected to pass the measure.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Congress • Education
Senate deal on student loans awaits House GOP approval
June 26th, 2012
10:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Senate deal on student loans awaits House GOP approval

(CNN) - The top Senate leaders from each party Tuesday indicated they had reached an agreement to extend a rate cut on student loans but were waiting to hear whether House Republicans would accept the deal.

House GOP leaders are expected to discuss the issue with their members at a meeting Wednesday morning.

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Filed under: Congress • Education
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