First bell: 10-4-12

A first look at this morning's most important education news:

Fordham's latest

"Georgia readies for a referendum on local control," by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

At last night’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney promised, “I’m not going to cut education spending.” (Politics K-12)

President Obama cited bipartisan support for many of his education policies and claimed they were “starting to show gains.” (Los Angeles Times)

Parent-trigger film Won’t Back Down has made a historically poor showing at the box office so far. (Huffington Post)

Despite mediocre reviews (and receipts), Won’t Back Down has broad support among education-reform groups. (Reuters)

New York City is considering closing thirty-six elementary and middle schools (nearly twice as many as it considered shutting last year). (Wall Street Journal)

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