Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Voters to Presidential Candidates: "Don't Forget Ed!"

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Voters to Presidential Candidates: "Don't Forget Ed!"

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NEW YORK. N.Y.

A survey released two months ago by the College Board identifies education as the sleeper issue of Campaign 2012. Although education hasn't traditionally dominated media coverage on the campaign trail, swing state voters clearly believe it should be given more attention. With no party holding a distinct advantage in reflecting voter priorities on education, the issue is up for grabs in swing presidential states and key Senate races.

"The message voters are sending to candidates is clear: 'Don't Forget Ed,'" said Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board. "People in every region of this country and from all economic backgrounds feel that education is getting short shrift in this campaign. They want the candidates to give more time and attention to their plans for improving educational opportunities in America."

The College Board Swing State Education Survey reveals that education is a top issue for voters in this year's elections, ranked only behind jobs and the economy and on par with government spending. …

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