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Election 2012

Stories in K-12

Fact Sheet: The Candidates on Education

October 19, 2012

From teacher pay to No Child Left Behind, a new chart from the USC Rossier School of Education compares the positions of President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney on the most important education issues. Click to view.

Brown’s Tax Initiative

August 23, 2012

Just a slim majority of Californian voters favor Prop. 30, which would raise taxes to avoid further spending cuts in education and public safety.

November Initiatives

October 15, 2010

Next month’s ballot measures focus on everything but the economy, according
to USC’s Initiative
and Referendum Institute.

Research Supports Gay Parents

March 19, 2010

Bush, Obama, and same-sex-marriage foes have all touted the idea that children need a father and a mother to do well. The problem is that this truism isn’t true. USC’s Timothy Biblarz and NYU’s Judith Stacey found that while two-parent families were more successful, the gender of those parents made no difference.

In Charge of Charters

March 19, 2010

Federal standards should govern the creation of charter schools, according to panelists at a USC Rossier School briefing in D.C.

How To Pay Teachers?

December 18, 2009

Rossier School faculty members offer strategy advice to Congress,
as it approves a quadrupled budget to the Teacher Incentive Fund.

Ballot Initiative Results

November 13, 2009

On November 3, voters decided on a range
of issues in various states, delivering defeats and victories
for gay rights, and rejecting tax limits.

Love, Marriage and Darwin

February 6, 2009

This February holds not only Valentine’s Day, but the bicentennial of the father of evolution. It’s a strange coincidence, since according to Michael Gilbert, author of The Disposable Male — Your World Through Darwin’s Eyes, the way modern men and women go about love and marriage is at odds with our biology.

Obama Appointee’s Education Innovation

December 17, 2008

By choosing Arne Duncan, Chicago
Public Schools chief executive officer, as the next Secretary of Education, the president-elect indicates a shift toward more progressive methods to improve the nation’s urban school districts. USC education professors rank the newest member of Team Obama.

Meet the Purple Voter

October 24, 2008

The candidates, in their home-stretch effort, could get clues for advertising placement in the media habits and political beliefs of the centrist voter.

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