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May 29, 2009

DUNCAN THREATENS STATES WITH LOSS OF FUNDS IF THEY DON'T PRIVATIZE SCHOOLS

Boston Globe - States will hurt their chance to compete for millions of federal stimulus dollars if they fail to embrace innovations like charter schools, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. Duncan was responding to a question about Tennessee, where Democratic state lawmakers have blocked an effort to let more kids into charter schools. . .

The federal stimulus law gives Obama a powerful incentive to push the expansion of charter schools. The law set up a $5 billion fund to reward states and school districts that adopt innovations the administration supports. The fund is part of $100 billion for education over the next two years.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arne Duncan and Barak Obama have all the integrity and foresight of George Bush and Dick Cheney.

A mean and ghastly Retardation rules America still.

May 30, 2009 3:56 AM  

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