"There are some hopeful signs. President Obama recognizes that we urgently need to invest the money and energy to take those schools and best practices that are working from islands of excellence to a new national norm. But we need to do it with the sense of urgency and follow-through that the economic and moral stakes demand."
Translation: Give me more money to shovel into the NEA incinerator and help me keep my constituents bought.
Maybe those students who are failing should convert to Islam and attend the president's school(?) Or, if being Islamic isn't politically expedient at the moment, maybe he could just personally pay to have all kids attend the $30K/year school his daughters attend(?)
We do have one certainty: alf's seal-nostril-hair-size brain doesn't do well submerged in crap--
"Maybe those students who are failing should convert to Islam and attend the president's school(?)"
I must say, that it never ceases to amaze me that there really are folks out there willing to not only think that nonsense but openly express it. Just what is your major malfunction? Racist, religious extremist, dunce, or..... what? Do you actually talk openly with associates or family that way?
Wow, Fibs.. Your Islam slam really surprised me. Had to double check and make sure it wasnt the bigot Dummy. Must say I was surprised to see you spout such religious bigotry. At the same time, so very satisfied to see your cont dissociation. Consider therapy or at least drugs.
I think we should certainly emplement several voucher districts and study whether and where vouchers improve education. Hope you are forcefully working for such a program in your local school district.