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Education and the 2012 Election

Christopher Loss, assistant professor of leadership, policy and organizations at Peabody and author of Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century, writes on the Princeton University Press Blog:

“The economy and jobs will be the two biggest issues in this fall’s general election, but education will also factor in who votes for which candidate and why. Voters looking for major policy differences between the two candidates this November will have to look pretty hard to find any. Indeed, the striking thing about contemporary education politics is just how much agreement there is among policymakers and the public that the education system is broken and needs to be fixed.”

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