Presidential wannabes mum on schools

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney declared his candidacy for president last week. I went to his web site to read his ideas about education. There weren’t any, says Jay Matthews for the Washington Post. The same thing happened when I went to former House speaker Newt Gingrich’s campaign site. Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty’s web site had a bit more–a piece beating up on teachers unions, a speech saying the federal government should give states more flexibility in fixing schools and an appreciation of former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle A. Rhee…

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