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Poll: Who do you think would be a better President for educators?

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate.

With the election looming in early November, a lot hangs in the balance for those who work in any job with ties to the government. Public School teachers in particular could have greatly differing experiences depending on what policies the administration in place for the next four years implements.

So who do you think would be the best presidential choice for educators?

Which U.S. Presidential candidate would be better for education?

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Education issues move to forefront in campaign

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate.From Education Week:

As the two presidential campaigns continue to sharpen how they would approach the federal role in education if victorious, advisers to President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney have made it clear that the fate of waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act may be decided by the November election.

During two debates last week featuring education advisers to the rival campaigns, surrogates for Mr. Romney emphasized that the waiver flexibility granted by the U.S. Department of Education to 34 states and the District of Columbia would—at a minimum—be reviewed and could even be revoked if their candidate wins.

The waivers are “not about flexibility. They’re very prescriptive,” F. Philip Handy, a former chairman of the Florida state board of education and an education adviser to Mr. Romney, said at an Oct. 15 debate at Teachers College, Columbia University.



A look at the candidates and their views on education.

presidential candidates Barack Obama (incumbent, left) and Mitt Romney

From USA Today:

Glance at the two presidential candidates’ education plans and you may not immediately see much of a difference. Both want greater scrutiny of teacher effectiveness. Both champion privately run, but publicly funded K-12 charter schools as well as higher academic standards. Both want more high school and college graduates and a more competitive workforce.

But scratch beneath the surface and a few key differences emerge. President Obama has given states freedom from the sanctions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education law, while his challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney says he supports the Bush-era law and wants to reinvigorate it.