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Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by FlyersFan
I like Ping Pong, just not sure I want the government to pay for it...
Wonder if I can get Obama to pick up my Racketball dues next month?
Originally posted by akabetty
Perhaps if someone let him talk about something other than lapel pins and Rev. Wright, people might open their eyes.
* Reform No Child Left Behind: Obama will reform NCLB, which starts by funding the law. Obama believes teachers should not be forced to spend the academic year preparing students to fill in bubbles on standardized tests. He will improve the assessments used to track student progress to measure readiness for college and the workplace and improve student learning in a timely, individualized manner. Obama will also improve NCLB's accountability system so that we are supporting schools that need improvement, rather than punishing them.
* Make Math and Science Education a National Priority: Obama will recruit math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession and will support efforts to help these teachers learn from professionals in the field. He will also work to ensure that all children have access to a strong science curriculum at all grade levels.
* Address the Dropout Crisis: Obama will address the dropout crisis by passing his legislation to provide funding to school districts to invest in intervention strategies in middle school - strategies such as personal academic plans, teaching teams, parent involvement, mentoring, intensive reading and math instruction, and extended learning time.
* Expand High-Quality Afterschool Opportunities: Obama will double funding for the main federal support for afterschool programs, the 21st Century Learning Centers program, to serve one million more children.
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
Here's some of his thoughts on education
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by jamie83
he said something about putting a stop to U.S. military R&D as well.
Obama disarming America
Here ya' go. In his own words.
Originally posted by wutone
All Obama is doing is funding the (non-performing) teacher unions at the expense of the space program. In my opinion, that is not positive change. Basically Obama wants to reward proven incompetence at the expense of proven progress.