To help inform educator advocates about the presidential candidates' education views, the inaugural edition of ASCD Policy Points (PDF) lays out the education platforms of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in a nonpartisan way, compiling information from the candidates' own resources without external analysis or commentary.
The candidates have markedly different education priorities and opinions about how federal funds should best be used. ASCD Policy Points (PDF) includes quotes directly from the candidates' campaign materials on issues such as K-12 policy and funding, higher education, early childhood education, and education research. Links to all sources are provided for readers to delve more deeply into the candidates' positions.
Stay tuned for future editions of ASCD Policy Points (PDF), which will spotlight timely education issues of importance to educator advocates.