To overcome low test scores and a high dropout rate, the district is implementing radical reforms.
At weekend house parties, his campaign supporters make a postelection foray into policy.
Retention rates may be hurt by the GI Bill's expanded school benefits as well as potential budget cuts.
The Senate is likely to vote Tuesday on its version. Talks with the House are already beginning.
Key elements of the plan include a tax cut of up to $1,000 for working couples and $88 billion in new funding for education.