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Afternoon Announcements: September 14, 2012

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September 14, 2012 06:27 pm

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No deal has been reached in the Chicago teachers strike and Ann Romney revealed her most embarrassing moment involved walking in on President George W. Bush receiving a massage. With headlines like that, it must be Friday! While you’re thinking of your own most embarrasing moment, here’s a refresher on today’s education news.

Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his Educators for Romney team, which will be led by Rod Paige, a former Secretary of Education. The team consists of national education leaders who will advise the Governor on all things education. See the Romney campaign’s press release for the full list of names.

Current Education Secretary Arne Duncan kicked off a nation-wide Education Drives America bus tour with three stops, including one in Reno, Nevada. There, he discussed education policy. Local station KTVN has more. 

Sticking with politicians, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush writes an opinion piece in USA Today cautioning against growing federal government power. He argues the federal government has usurped state power and uses several education-related examples.

Last but not least, Nina Rees packs a stat-filled punch in her opinion piece on the Huffington Post on why charter schools are important for the future of public school education.

Do you agree with Gov. Bush that the states should have more power? What did we miss? Share your thoughts in the comments section, along with your most embarrassing moment, if you’d like! Happy Friday!

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