Obama proposes overhaul of K-12 education

The Obama administration on Saturday called for a broad overhaul of the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind law, proposing to eliminate divisive provisions, including those that have encouraged instructors to teach to tests, crowded out subjects other than math and reading, and labeled one in every three public schools as failing. Read more
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Zephyrhills, FL

#1 Mar 14, 2010
Great news. Keep USofA pumping out employees for McJobs while students in China are being taught physics and basic computer programming at the
equivalent of our 5th grade. NEA strikes again. Ever wonder why the NEA goes ballistic whenever it is proposed that their members take a basic literacy test?
Big Government

United States

#2 Mar 14, 2010
GET THE FEDS OUT OF K-12 STATE EDUCATION.....how's that for reform?

.,......Parents who don't care send their kids to State schools!
Chev Chelios

Mound, MN

#3 Mar 14, 2010
What happened with the South Chicago school system and the 500 million Obama had to improve it? It was worse after that? Obama's answer: we didn't have enought money. Obama is dangerously incompetent, dangerously egotistical, dangerously arrogant. Can this boob do anything right? He is the kiss of death to everything. Thanks to all you morons who fell for the MSM idolitry and the tingly feeling speeches. The most inept ship of fools in the history of our country.
Ray Marshall

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 14, 2010
Everybody going to college? We can't even get 1/3 or more of them graduated from high school now in many districts.

And most who enter college find that college is not to their liking or interest.

That's the problem you get when you have PhD's designing programs for education. They don't know anybody without a PhD so they assume it must be right for everybody.

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 14, 2010
More illegitimate power, more illegitimate control. Reminds me of a local story from awhile back.

Dam Demthuglicrat

Lakeville, MN

#6 Mar 14, 2010
"Obama proposes overhaul of K-12 education" + "Plan would reduce federal intervention in thousands of schools" = Oxymoron from the biggest moron in the White House.

Bailout II with III coming, Cap and Tax, Cash for Clunkers, Government Motors, Credit Card/Banking/Mortgage Non-Reform, the soon defeated HusseinCare and now this. Is this guy trying to be the most failed President in history? It's working.

Cromwell, CT

#7 Mar 14, 2010
Obama needs a complete overhaul.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#8 Mar 14, 2010
“Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. I haven’t had much sleep in the last 48 hours.”
Aren't you glad this idiot is running the show?
And this moron wants to overhaul the schools?

Cromwell, CT

#9 Mar 14, 2010
Everyday seems to be a new adventure for Obama. He is going to run out of things by the end of his term.
Less Feds

United States

#11 Mar 14, 2010
We need LESS federal government, not more. This is all about his socialist agenda.

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#12 Mar 14, 2010
I dont care.. since the healthcare reform is failing..... something is getting a overhaul.

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Mar 14, 2010
Just like his economic plan and healthcare plan, make everyone equal not by bringing up the failures but by bringing down the achievers.
D Cheney

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Mar 14, 2010
sue wrote:
Obama needs a complete overhaul.
I don't like the color of his skin, either, sister.
D Cheney

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Mar 14, 2010
sue wrote:
Everyday seems to be a new adventure for Obama. He is going to run out of things by the end of his term.
Why can't he be more like Tiger Woods? Whitey friendly on the outside and chasing white girls when nobody's lookin!
Barry in DC

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Mar 14, 2010
Kevin wrote:
Just like his economic plan and healthcare plan, make everyone equal not by bringing up the failures but by bringing down the achievers.
The system has failed you, Kevin! Try some remedial help. Thanks and God Bless!

Clearlake, CA

#17 Mar 14, 2010
let's face it some people are just not that bright
so some people will just have to stay in school till
they graduate at what age per obamaed
as all our presidents I've seen I think this one need
a mental health evaluation

Saint Cloud, MN

#18 Mar 14, 2010
We now have so many diverse students in Saint Cloud who do not speak our language that it has become a huge problem in our schools. It is very had to try to teach when you are unable to communicate with your students. They have turned our town/schools into a ghetto because they could care less whether they follow any of our rules or speak English. They are demanding, ungrateful and animalistic.
Jimmy Woof Woof

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Mar 14, 2010
Barack obama is a disgrace and an embarrassment.
Barry in DC

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Mar 14, 2010
Jimmy Woof Woof wrote:
Barack obama is a disgrace and an embarrassment.
You forgot to mention "collud"

Houston, TX

#22 Mar 14, 2010
People and the politicians get it that education drives standard of living. Yep, jobs of the future, national competitiveness and all that. Obama has even laid out a national goal for a share of population to have graduated college in the future. It's all great and all dead on correct.

But what about immigration? How do the people that understand the roots of standard of living spin around and support mass immigration of people without educations and without skills? It makes no difference if we generate the high school drop-outs in our own system or if we import them. So, if we're going to leave the border open, the education reforms are meaningless. The left hand will be undoing everything we achieve with the right one.

If the border stays open, here's a cheaper reform. Convince our high school drop-outs to board a flight and drop-out in Mexico. Then come back. This way, a would be social problem will be converted to something fantastic. That's about the sense in worrying about education in the U.S. but not caring at all about what we import.

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