Obama Uses Aid, Executive Muscle to Drive Education Agenda, EdWeek, 6/12/12

posted Jun 12, 2012, 2:51 PM by Bill Duncan

This is the definitive review of Obama education policies.  It's got everything.  Go to the link.


Fueled by economic-stimulus money and his own executive authority, Mr. Obama's initiatives—including No Child Left Behind Act waivers and the launch of grant competitions such as Race to the Top—have pressed states and districts to:

• Hold individual teachers more accountable for the performance of their students on standardized tests;

• Remove restrictions on the growth of charter schools;

• Take aggressive action to turn around their lowest-performing schools; and

• Adopt common academic standards intended to prepare students for college and the workforce, bolstered by federal aid to help states develop common assessments.