Who’s more focused on education- Obama or Romney?


Josh Wittman

Many seniors will be voting this school year.

Kelly Littler, Writer

Osceola students, political geniuses or not, probably should know about the presidential nominees before making a decision on who is the better choice. PolitiFact reporter, Becky Bowers, gave her expert advice on some important issues that affect all students heading to college.

President Barack Obama made a statement that the country has “invested in math and science education.” Is it true? According to the experts at PolitiFact.com, it is completely true. So far for the teaching profession he has recruited math and science degree graduates and he has made school programs for space and science achievements. Currently he is trying to encourage students in science to go to science contests and programs. So far, Obama has invested in math and science education.

Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, said “half of our kids” are “graduating without being able to have a full-time job or one consistent with their degree.” Which he is also right; according to the Center for Labor Studies at Northeastern University, it is true that half of the students who have graduated from college in 2012 did not get a job associated to their degree. The Associated Press reported, “About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed. … Out of the 1.5 million who languished in the job market, about half were underemployed, an increase from the previous year.” So, Romney’s statement is mostly true.

According to the research of PolitiFact reporter, Becky Bowers, the presidential nominees are making an effort for education. So, Obama’s statement on investing in math and science education is true and Romney’s statement on graduating college students of 2012 are not getting their ideal job is mostly true. Now Warriors can make the final decision on who they think would be the better president.