Your Education Road Map

Politics K-12

Betsy DeVos. Donald Trump. The Every Student Succeeds Act. Congress. State chiefs. School spending. Elections. Education Week reporters keep watch on education policy and politics in the nation’s capital and in the states.


Gingrich Supports Limited Version of DREAM Act

By Michele McNeil — January 23, 2012 1 min read

As the four remaining candidates for the GOP nomination duked it out in Florida during tonight’s debate, there was little talk of education. But former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich did get a question on the DREAM Act legislation, which would create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children and who go on to enter college or the military. This is likely an important issue to many voters in Florida, which has a large, strong Hispanic population.

Mitt Romney, who mentioned during the debate that he’s a supporter of English-language immersion in schools, already has said he would veto the DREAM Act, although he supports a path to citizenship for those who enter the military.

Gingrich—Romney’s biggest rival—said during the debate (sponsored by NBC, National Journal and the Tampa Bay Times) that he wouldn’t veto DREAM Act legislation, but instead would work for a “signable version” that allowed only those who enter the military to work toward citizenship. Simply going to college wouldn’t be good enough, in his view.

Let us know what you think!

We’re looking for feedback on our new site to make sure we continue to provide you the best experience.


This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Future of Work Webinar
Digital Literacy Strategies to Promote Equity
Our new world has only increased our students’ dependence on technology. This makes digital literacy no longer a “nice to have” but a “need to have.” How do we ensure that every student can navigate
Content provided by
Mathematics Online Summit Teaching Math in a Pandemic
Attend this online summit to ask questions about how COVID-19 has affected achievement, instruction, assessment, and engagement in math.
School & District Management Webinar Examining the Evidence: Catching Kids Up at a Distance
As districts, schools, and families navigate a new normal following the abrupt end of in-person schooling this spring, students’ learning opportunities vary enormously across the nation. Access to devices and broadband internet and a secure

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Speech Therapists
Lancaster, PA, US
Lancaster Lebanon IU 13
Elementary Teacher
Madison, Wisconsin
One City Schools
Elementary Teacher - Scholars Academy
Madison, Wisconsin
One City Schools

Read Next

Education Obituary In Memory of Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief Writer and Editor
EdWeek Market Brief Associate Editor Michele Molnar, who was instrumental in launching the publication, succumbed to cancer.
5 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: December 9, 2020
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read