Who should be our next Education President?

Developed in a CLA Academy at Eastern Connecticut State University, Thursday – Friday, May 17-18, 2012

1) After reviewing online campaign documents from the Obama and Romney campaigns and other web documents, students will make a case for why they support one of the campaigns.

Resources –

1) Campaign statements on education –



review these documents for what the candidates say about

a) the goals of education,

b) student loan reform,

c) support of K12 education,

d) policy on teacher tenure, and

e) educational technology.

[Include discussion on secondary sources with websites, searching for the candidates’ connections to these topics, reliability of online sources.]

What others say about the candidates and their educational policies?



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http://2012.republican-candidates.org/Romney/Education-issue.php – Romney on education – recent quotes

http://2012.presidential-candidates.org/Obama/Education-issue.php – Obama on education – recent quotes

This website has some interesting statistics and a location – see http://www.sitetrail.com/2012presidentialcandidates.org


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