Throw Money At The Dragon?

I was interested to read today of Senator Obama’s speech about reforming the fire-breathing dragon educators call the NCLB (No Child Left Behind) act. Obama’s solution is to throw one billion big ones at the problem. In his proposal, this extra money would: Double the federal cash given to charter schools Provide $500 million for technology in matching funds Design merit-pay based plans for teachers Create an ‘innovative schools fund’ which would provide aid to school districts to allow them to close low performing schools and raise the number of successful ones Obama praised the intentions of NCLB but criticized … Continue reading Throw Money At The Dragon?