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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:33 AM

 

Vouchers Unspoken, Romney Hails School Choice

Mr. Romney would seek to overhaul the federal government’s largest programs for kindergarten through 12th grade into a voucherlike system. Students would be free to use $25 billion in federal money to attend any school they choose — public, charter, online or private...

In the Republican presidential nominating fight, candidates competed in calling to shut the Education Department. Mr. Romney, who never went that far, also seems hemmed in politically by the fact that President Obama promotes many solutions that were once Republican talking points, including charter schools and teacher evaluations tied to test scores.

“There’s not much left for Republicans to be distinctive about,” said Chester E. Finn, Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education policy group. “The one line the Obama folks have refused to cross is the voucher line” — that is, allowing students to use taxpayer money to attend any certified school, even a private school.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/us/politics/in-romneys-voucher-education-policy-a-return-to-gop-roots.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:34 PM

1. There will be no structure in this. Disaster awaits. But no one listens anymore anyway.

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