As this AP story relates, Mitt Romney appeared in a music hall in Londonderry, N.H., on Thursday and took questions from voters. The Iowa straw poll winner said he supports arts and music but added that he's wary of too much federal involvement in school so he wouldn't mandate them.
He also fondly recalled "his own high school glee club days," saying music and arts spur creativity that carries over into adulthood.
Romney repeated his "urban schools are failing" argument and said education is "the great civil rights issue of our time."
Where have we heard this before? Pretty much everywhere for the past seven years.