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Press Release - Video: Newt Steals the Show at Education Forum

October 28, 2011

At yesterday's College Board Forum, Newt stole the show by providing the most substantive and thoughtful solutions for education reform. Thanks to Greta Wire for posting the video of this important discussion.

UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot, one of the event moderators, writes that Newt was the "runaway winner."

The College Board and News Corp. sponsored a forum on education with four GOP presidential candidates last week, and the runaway winner was Newt Gingrich. (Truth in advertising: I moderated the session along with Joel Klein, the former New York schools chancellor who now runs an educational unit for our employer, News Corp. Each candidate received 30 minutes, which was refreshing after the 30-second trivial pursuits of the debates.)

Michele Bachmann (local control), Rick Santorum (moral values) and Herman Cain (business principles) stuck mainly to their talking points, but Mr. Gingrich kept the crowd of 1,000 or so engaged and entertained with a wide-ranging tutorial on everything from the failures of "L.A. Unified" to Jeb Bush's Florida "virtual school." The session was a reminder of Mr. Gingrich's knowledge of government and rhetorical skills, which were overwhelmed by his early campaign missteps.

Newt Gingrich, Press Release - Video: Newt Steals the Show at Education Forum Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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