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What Obama’s Candidacy Means For Education

By Alexander Russo — January 17, 2007 1 min read
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Illinois Senator Barack Obama’s entry into the 2008 Presidential campaign has lots of potential implications for education, including most obviously making CT Senator Chris Dodd even more of a long shot than he already was, and, by extension, making national standards, Dodd’s current education issue, even more of a nonstarter.

But that’s not all. Obama is an interesting, hard to read candidate on education issues, and is not only pro-charter but also -- maybe -- open to vouchers. (Hey, the guy smokes, too, didn’t you know?).

Here are some recent posts about Obama and his education agenda from over the past few months:
First-Week Proposals On The Fritzwire (Innovation Districts)
Vouchers & Obama In The 2008 Primaries
Obama Shows Independence on Education

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