The Presidential Race

The Presidential Race
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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August 29, 2012

GOP's party platform calls out colleges for political and scientific bias, as well as out of control tuition hikes. It also takes a hard line on immigration and affirmative action.

June 29, 2012

Backlash to "college for all" heats up, again, thanks to the recession and presidential election. The counter-narrative sells in the media, and could hurt public funding of colleges.

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.

April 5, 2012

A survey suggests the 2012 electorate in swing states cares more about education than it does about the deficit or taxes.

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 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?

January 16, 2012

Romney gets scrutiny for praise of for-profit college led by campaign donor. Biden angers faculty by suggesting their salaries force tuition up. Gingrich attacks fluency in French.

December 21, 2011

Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich is unique in the field for his academic past -- and for some of the ideas he has put forward.

October 4, 2011

Republican contender is sparring with universities, as he has in past with community colleges. But with defense of undocumented students and an open door, 2-year colleges say he works well with them.

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