The 2012 Election

The 2012 Election
Nov 07, 2012
In many ways, President Obama's re-election represents a continuation. But he has already hinted at some of his higher education plans for his second term.

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May 24, 2012
The presumptive Republican nominee proposes loosening regulations on for-profit colleges, returning to bank-based student lending and consolidating federal grant programs.
May 24, 2012
NLRB request suggests push to reconsider the landmark decision that effectively killed unionization of private college faculty members.
May 15, 2012
California's governor lays out deep "trigger cuts" to higher education if a tax hike fails in November. But business leaders and one faculty union appear unlikely to back the tax plan.
May 3, 2012
In the first weeks of the 2012 campaign, Obama and Romney focused not on economic or foreign issues but on the student loan interest rate. Could student debt play a significant role in this year's elections?
April 5, 2012
A survey suggests the 2012 electorate in swing states cares more about education than it does about the deficit or taxes.
March 9, 2012
He questions whether higher ed is necessary for everyone, and calls colleges godless, but in the Senate, the candidate had a history of supporting colleges.
February 29, 2012
So far, the Republican front-runner has said little about colleges. But as governor, he quarreled with the UMass president, and more recently he has praised for-profit colleges.
February 27, 2012
Republican candidate repeats claim that Obama is "snob" for wanting all Americans to go to college, but in 2006 he seemed to endorse the same idea. And in 2008, he said Satan had his greatest success in academe.
January 30, 2012
President Obama lays out details for his plan to hold colleges accountable for rising prices, with ramifications beyond the election this fall.
January 24, 2012
Mitt Romney singled out the university while praising for-profits as cost-effective. Full Sail graduates 78 percent of its students, but is it really the better value Romney suggested?

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