Common Ground?

Obama has mentioned education policy as potentially fertile ground for bipartisanship. Dana Goldstein gives it some serious thought:

[T]here are plenty of obstacles that could prevent education from becoming a bipartisan issue in 2011. But if there is cooperation, it will likely be around issues of teacher accountability and school choice, with President Obama potentially using private school vouchers as a bargaining chip in order to earn some Republican buy-in on tougher curriculum standards or spending on public charter schools.