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Still Haven't Made Up Your Mind? Here's What The Candidates Say About Education

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State Rep. Dickie Drake, who sponsored Alabama's new cursive law, says it's about making sure that the state's students know how to perform important life tasks, such as signing their name. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images hide caption

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Cursive Law Writes New Chapter For Handwriting In Alabama's Schools

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Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana takes photos with supporters during a Welcome Home Rally on Saturday in Zionsville, Ind. Pence is a passionate advocate for school choice and state control over federal oversight. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses an education conference Thursday sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a nonprofit he created as he left office. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Fourth-grader Isiah Soto digests some history during independent reading time. Emily Hanford/American Public Media hide caption

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Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

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Education experts faced off on the motion "Embrace the Common Core" at an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, moderated by John Donvan (center). Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

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