Typical liberal “solution” – Throw more money at a problem: Obama to Seek Sweeping Change in ‘No Child’ Law
The Obama administration is proposing a sweeping overhaul of President Bush’s signature education law, No Child Left Behind, and will call for broad changes in how schools are judged to be succeeding or failing, as well as for the elimination of the law’s 2014 deadline for bringing every American child to academic proficiency.
That gets the teacher unions off the hook. Of course, it’s poor on details,
Peter Cunningham, a Department of Education spokesman, acknowledged that the administration was planning to ask Congress for broad changes to the education law, but declined to describe the changes specifically.
He said that although the administration had developed various proposals, it would solicit input from Congressional leaders of both parties in coming weeks to create legislative language that can attract bipartisan support.
Here comes the money,
Instead, under the administration’s proposals, a new accountability system would divide schools into more categories, offering recognition to those that are succeeding and providing large new amounts of money to help improve or close failing schools.
And their unions.
In other education-related news, Pamela has the latest on Organizing for America internships, and the National Intern Organizer Curriculum.