EWA has only recently started its education coverage blog. So we paid attention to the CNN/YouTube Democratic debate, which had a lot of interesting entries on education.
However, it would only be fair to point out that No Child Left Behind was the subject of discussion at another debate in South Carolina: This one the Republican debate in May.
During that debate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney admitted his views about the federal law have changed since he originally ran for senate in 1994, according to the Ed Week report about the debate. He once wanted to eliminate the US Department of Education altogether.
Another Republican candidate, Ron Paul, still thinks the feds should be out of the education business. But Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended NCLB in a later video, the article said.