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Obama: Potential for Bipartisanship With GOP on Education

By Alyson Klein — November 03, 2010 1 min read

K-12 policy is one area where Republicans and Democrats could see eye-to-eye, President Barack Obama said at a news conference today.

Obama said both parties have a stake in ensuring that America’s “children are the best educated in the world. ... That’s going to be an area where I think there’s potential for common ground.”

And he said he doesn’t want to see spending cuts in areas key to the country’s economic future, including education.

Republicans and Democrats famously came together to pass the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 with overwhelming bipartisan support. That law called for more spending on education, and also more accountability. Some folks seem to think that, this time around, Congress may head in the other direction.