Archive for Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Obama coaxes school changes with dollars

November 4, 2009


— Using stimulus dollars as bait, President Barack Obama is coaxing states to rewrite education laws and cut deals with unions as they compete for $5 billion in school reform grants, the most money a president has ever had for overhauling schools. And it may end up going to only a few states.

In Wisconsin, where Obama will visit today, lawmakers are poised to change a law to boost their state’s chances. Nine other states have taken similar steps.

And states can’t even apply for the money yet.

“There is an appetite out there for change,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.


SettingTheRecordStraight 8 years, 6 months ago

Time to repeal No Child Left Behind and eliminate the Department of Education. We must return education and education funding to the states, parents, teachers and students.

wysiwyg69 8 years, 6 months ago

Most people have no clue as to the ignorance of the No Child Left Behind law. I see it every day where the teachers spend time trying to teach the unteachable and not spendind time with those which can be taught! The riders of the slow bus, get passed along in the system to make the education process look as if it was working.

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