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Education Nation (Obama and Romney Interviews) #1031649

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
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(Manhattan: Brian Williams) Earlier interview held with presidential candidate Mitt Romney about education. [ROMNEY – talks about the teachers strike in Chicago; comments on contributions from teachers unions to the Democratic Party; expresses his view on linking teachers’ salaries to test scores; comments on his private school education and whether all students are owed that education; recounts his record on education in Massachusetts.]

(Manhattan: Savannah Guthrie) Earlier interview held with President Obama on education. [OBAMA – comments on the Chicago teachers strike and the role of Mayor Rahm Emanuel; responds to criticism from Romney; expresses frustration with “teacher bashing” as evidence of reform; comments on the ranking of American students vs. other countries; offers proposals for moving forward with Race to the Top; comments on his threat to drop funding to colleges if they don’t reduce tuition.]

(Manhattan: Brian Williams, Rehema Ellis) The differences between Romney’s and Obama’s views on education issues, including common core, teachers unions and student loans, discussed.

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