NEW YORK (AP) - Mitt Romney is wading into a new policy arena - the nation's education system - as he broadens his focus to appeal to general election voters still getting to know President Barack Obama's likely opponent.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has been reluctant to stray far from economic issues. He is expected to outline a proposal for improving education in a speech Wednesday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
Romney has offered few details for his plans on foreign policy, health care, education and other issues.
He criticized Obama's education policy while speaking to donors in New York City on Tuesday evening, saying that as president he would put students ahead of teachers' unions in deciding what's best for the education system.
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