September 9, 2008

AS THE STORY FROM HUNTSVILLE SUGGESTED YESTERDAY...:

Obama to Embrace Charter Schools (NEDRA PICKLER, 9/09/08, AP)

Barack Obama is promising to double funding for charter schools and replace inferior teachers, embracing education reform proposals normally more popular with Republican candidates. [...]

Obama recognized that charter schools have been a source of debate in Ohio. Past Republican administrations used charter schools and private school vouchers to offer families a way out of troubled public schools. But Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland has been trying to scale back the programs to focus taxpayer money on more traditional public schools.

The Ohio Federation of Teachers has complained about the management of some charter schools, which has moved money away from the schools where its members work.


...the problem is finding room for all the kids who want to switch schools. But it's good to see that he realizes he hasn't run Republican enough to win this campaign.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 9, 2008 7:13 AM
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