In case you're curious, here are sources for some of the points mentioned:
16:35: "I also hear from many business leaders who want to hire in the United States but can't find workers with the right skills." Yep, that's called structural unemployment, and economists have been aware of the phenomenon for a while now.
19:45: "We know a good teacher can increase the lifetime income of a classroom by over $250,000." In case you're curious, here is an article about said research. The interesting point here is that the $250,000 is even potentially a lowball figure, since other research puts the value of a great teacher in the neighborhood of $400,000 per year.
21:14: "When students are not allowed to drop out, they do better." Economists Josh Angrist and Alan Krueger have a nice paper that gives evidence of the positive impact of mandatory schooling on wages. In related news, I'll give you two guesses as to who Obama's Chief Economic Adviser is.
49:00: Apparently there's an exception to insider trading laws for members of Congress. In addition, members of Congress get pretty consistently higher rates of return on their investments than does the average person, which suggests that they are actually taking advantage of their exemption in some way.
52:00: "That's why my education reform offers more competition and more control for schools and states..." Economist Caroline Hoxby has focused much of her career on looking at the effects of increased competition on school performance, and it's nice to see that people on both ends of the political spectrum are paying attention.