President Barack Obama has talked a lot on the campaign trail about his education record—but not as much about what he would do in a potential second term.
Yesterday, the Obama campaign put out a big, glossy brochure with ideas for next steps, including:
• Cutting tuition growth in half over the next ten years; recruiting and preparing at least 100,000 new math and science teachers;
• A plan to “strengthen public schools in every community,” in part by expanding Race to the Top to school districts
• Offering states waivers from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act;
• Using community colleges as economic development engines.