Loose Ends to Drive Second Term Education Agenda » Barack Obama, Randi Weingarten

Barack Obama, Randi Weingarten

FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, gestures while speaking in a building under construction in Washington. Loose ends and thorny partisan tensions on education await the next Congress and President Barack Obama’s second term. First up is the fiscal cliff, which will slash billions from the Department of Education’s budget if lawmakers don’t act this year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)