January 25, 2007


Bush proposal revives private-school vouchers (Greg Toppo, 1/24/2007, USA TODAY)

On the heels of the State of the Union address, the Bush administration unveiled its education wish list Wednesday. It proposes more leeway for administrators to move good teachers into poorly performing schools and would provide a $4,000 check for students who would rather leave the public system for private school.

Education Secretary Margaret Spellings released the 15-page plan as Congress gears up for hearings on reauthorizing President Bush's No Child Left Behind law. Hearings could come as early as spring; the law expires this year.

Under the plan, school districts would be required for the first time to send parents a "report card" showing how students do both on state skills tests and on a more rigorous national test. In many states, the majority of students meet state standards but not national requirements.

The move could force schools to toughen coursework in math and reading.

He never gives up.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 25, 2007 12:00 AM
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