Who would be President Romney's education chief?
I'm not getting ahead of myself but now that Hurricane Isaac has decided to avoid the Republican Convention in Tampa - I'll save the jokes for later - Day Two of the convention turns to other things, such as predicting who a President Mitt Romney would tap to serve in his administration.
I'm very interested in who would become his chief voice on education policy. His Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, moved the federal government farther into education than many in the Republican party are comfortable with. President Obama, like his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton, believes in the power of the federal purse to bring about change in education.
Would Romney press forward or go backward? Depends on who he taps as education chief. The online magazine, Education Week, starts with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who wrote the foreword to Romney's education plan and has had his former education staff picked up by the Romney campaign.
Remember, Edweek did predict, correctly, that then-Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama would choose fellow Chicagoan Arne Duncan as his education secretary.
More Romney names: Tim Pawlenty, of Minnesota or how about Tom Luna, the Idaho superintendent of public instruction serving on Romney's team of education policy advisors. Edweek offers plenty more names and some hilarious side stories, like Luna getting is tires slashed for trying to raise class sizes and install merit pay.,
Achenblog by Joel Achenbach
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