[caption id="attachment_111902" align="alignleft" width="150"] During the debate, Romney insisted, “I’m not going to cut education funding. I don’t have a plan to cut education funding.”[/caption]

President Barack Obama said his Republican rival for the presidency, Mitt Romney, favors cutting the Education Department's budget by up to 20 percent, while Romney insisted that was false. The moment was one of many during their first debate in which the two candidates disagreed sharply over policy decisions with important implications for schools.

Seeking to draw a distinction between himself and Romney, Obama recalled a...

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