Politics

Mitt Romney Strongly Supported No Child Left Behind

Republican Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has become fond recently of attacking Rick Santorum for his previous support and "taking one for the team," in regards to No Child Left Behind. But the former Massachusetts Governor also backed the unpopular Bush administration policy. Romney campaigned strongly in support of the measure between 2002 when he first ran for Governor and throughout the 2008 Presidential campaign, acknowledging his support would hurt him with the party's base.

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Romney in 2008: "I supported No Child Left Behind. I still do."

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Praises President Bush for No Child Left Behind in 2006

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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