A new friend of mine, Ann Marie Banfield of Cornerstone Action in New Hampshire, during a town hall meeting in Manchester, NH, a little over a week ago was able to ask former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) his position on national education standards and the extending reach of the federal government into education. She said that he is uniquely equipped to address that having been the Governor of a state that is looked to as a model for education reform.
You can watch her question and his answer here. He basically calls for local control in education and rejected the notion of a having a national standards.
His answer in this town hall at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester is spot on. However, in an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto back in March 2010, Governor Romney said that the Federal government should be involved in “overseeing our schools or at least a portion of our schools.”
So which is it?