On Wednesday former Governor Mitt Romney praised Barack Obama’s “Race to the Top” program at a campaign stop.
The Politico reported:
At the event, Romney also praised Obama’s education secretary for the Race to the Top program that rewards state education systems for reaching specific goals. “I think Secretary Duncan has done some good things,” he said. “I hope that’s not heresy in this room.”
But, on Thursday, a day later he denied this during the GOP FOX News-Google debate.
FOX Nation has the transcript:
PERRY: There are a lot of good ideas here on the side and whether it is cutting back on the Department of Education, making those types of reductions. I happen to believe we ought to be promoting school choice all across this country. I think school — the voucher system, charter schools all across this country. But there is one person on this stage that is for Obama’s Race to the Top and that is Governor Romney. He said so just this last week. And I think that is an important difference between the rest of the people on this stage and one person that wants to run for the presidency. Being in favor of the Obama Race to the Top and that is not conservative.
BAIER: Governor Romney?
ROMNEY: Nice try.