October 3, 2012 |
Mitt Romney has long relegated his record as governor of Massachusetts to the bottom tier of topics that he brings up in his campaign for president. But in his first debate with President Obama, the Republican nominee highlighted his leadership of Massachusetts on healthcare, education and taxes, framing his one term as governor, from 2003 to 2007, as a model for moderation in Washington at a time when Obama is portraying him as beholden to his party's right wing. Romney has barely mentioned his stint as governor in his campaign advertising and rarely talks about it in public remarks.
August 25, 1988 |
Legal experts are divided on whether Vice President George Bush or Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis is right in their dispute over Gov. Dukakis' veto of a Massachusetts law requiring the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. But most, citing a 1943 Supreme Court decision, side with Dukakis. The decision declared that U.S. citizens are free to ignore government demands that they pledge their support for "orthodox" views, even if this means refusing to salute the American flag.
April 15, 1990 |
Franklyn G. Jenifer, the man who took the the helm of Howard University recently, has confronted angry students, wary legislators, miffed administrators and concerned parents, and he's had to handle a personnel scandal or two. Sound familiar? In some fundamental administrative ways, Jenifer is prepared for his new task as Howard's 14th president.
October 21, 1989 |
Education Secretary Lauro F. Cavazos joined gray-haired alumni and fifth-graders in Pilgrim outfits Friday to mark the 350th anniversary of the nation's oldest free school--made new for its birthday by an infusion of renovation funds. Cavazos said the refurbishing of Mather School, where morale had sagged as graffiti and other scars multiplied in the past decade, "speaks to the way our nation is getting together to address our education deficit."
September 12, 1988
Striking teachers in six states vowed to remain on the picket line today, but weekend settlements of three disputes promised to return at least 1,200 instructors and 17,000 students to class in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois. The end of walkouts in the suburban Philadelphia school district of Spring Ford, and in Lowell, Mass., and Blue Ridge, Ill., reduces the number of students out of school to fewer than 100,000 for the first time this academic year.
September 7, 1989 |
Thousands of students stayed away from Sacramento schools Wednesday as a walkout by teachers, counselors and nurses entered its second day. Meanwhile, San Jose's 29,000 students attended their second day of school in classrooms staffed by teachers who came very close to striking but at the last minute accepted a tentative contract offer. In San Diego, teachers prepared to go back to school next week with a 6.4% pay hike approved by school trustees Tuesday.