The Democratic nominee has a plan to spend $18 billion-a-year more on early education and K-12 education. But that was before the federal government was poised to spend some $700 billion to bail out Wall Street.
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September 22, 2008
September 22, 2008
Jon Schnur, the co-founder of New Leaders for New Schools, is taking a leave of absence from his job to devote more time to advising the Obama campaign.
September 19, 2008
Democrats for Education Reform, which some view as an effort to help counterbalance to teachers' unions influence on the Democratic Party, sent out a request today to donors.
September 16, 2008
It may be no small thing to mount a voter registration drive at the 2,600 Head Start programs across the country, which has the potential to reach the parents of 1 million children.
September 10, 2008
Yesterday, I called the Obama ad attacking McCain's record on education "misleading."
September 09, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama will walk straight into the lion's den when he uses a campaign stop in Dayton, Ohio, this morning to pitch a plan to double federal funding for charter schools. There's perhaps no other state where the teachers' union (part of Obama's base) has so vehemently opposed these public...
September 08, 2008
The American Society of Quality wants educators to weigh in on what the next president should have on his "to-do" list. The group, which puts on the National Quality Education Conference for teachers, administrators and support personnel every year, wants educators to fill out a five-minute, three-...
August 28, 2008
Democratic nominee calls for the creation of a “new army of teachers” who would be paid higher salaries.
August 25, 2008
Teacher pay may be the biggest education issue at the Democratic National Convention.
August 21, 2008
This EdWeek story does a great job summarizing the new Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll on the the public's attitudes toward public schools.