Survey: Romney’s education message in debate beat Obama’s

Most political and policy “insiders” are of the belief that the Chicago Teachers Union won last month’s strike, and that Gov. Mitt Romney out-performed President Barack Obama when it came to education-focused comments during last week’s debate, a recent survey by Whiteboard Advisors has found, the Huffington Post reports. Nearly 30 percent of respondents — who include current and former senior staff from the U.S. Department of Education, White House, Congress and think tanks — felt that parents and students were the ones who really lost in the week-and-a-half-long Chicago teachers strike, while 62 percent believe the teachers union emerged victorious. Asked to respond to last Wednesday’s first presidential debate at the University of Denver, the majority of insiders awarded Romney a “B” for his comments on education, while Obama received a “C” rating. While most are of the opinion that the two candidates do not differ considerably on education policy, they suggest one area of bipartisan agreement…

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