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Obama promise: Brighter education futures for kids
AP on SFGate.com ^ | 3/13/10 | Dorie Turner - ap

Posted on 03/13/2010 6:25:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge

ATLANTA (AP) -- President Barack Obama is promising parents and their kids that with his administration's help they will have better teachers in improved schools so U.S. students can make up for academic ground lost against youngsters in other countries.

A plan to overhaul the 2002 education law championed by President George W. Bush was unveiled by the Obama administration Saturday in hopes of replacing a system that in the last decade has tagged more than a third of schools as failing and created a hodgepodge of sometimes weak academic standards among states.

"Unless we take action — unless we step up — there are countless children who will never realize their full talent and potential," Obama said during a video address on Saturday. "I don't accept that future for them. And I don't accept that future for the United States of America."

In the proposed dismantling of the No Child Left Behind law, education officials would move away from punishing schools that don't meet benchmarks and focus on rewarding schools for progress, particularly with poor and minority students. Obama intends to send a rewrite to Congress on Monday of the law.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; bushlegacy; bushnclb; education; kids; nclb; nochildleftbehind; obama; promise

1 posted on 03/13/2010 6:25:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m so impressed with Obama’s record that I think he can do this. Obama can make the American educational system even worse than it is already, even in our cities.


2 posted on 03/13/2010 6:27:07 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: NormsRevenge

He wants more indoctrination!


3 posted on 03/13/2010 6:27:24 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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No Child Left Behind

hence to be known as

Git yur fat butt unda da bus!


4 posted on 03/13/2010 6:27:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Read, greater subversion of young minds.


5 posted on 03/13/2010 6:27:54 PM PST by dps.inspect
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To: NormsRevenge

Will he do this right away, or will he wait until after the level of the oceans starts going down?


6 posted on 03/13/2010 6:28:53 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: NormsRevenge
It is impossible to make a list of lies from this bafoon.
7 posted on 03/13/2010 6:31:35 PM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: NormsRevenge

I suppose this will result in urgently required new legislation that no one knows what it says, but must be passed now, or the end is near.....

How many times are the sheeples going fall for this lying sack of crap low life lying president?


8 posted on 03/13/2010 6:33:51 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: NormsRevenge
would move away from punishing schools that don't meet benchmarks and focus on rewarding schools for progress

Considering the only issue at stake is the amount of money that the federal government will give to individual school districts - the punishment vs. reward paradigm shift seems like a distinction without a difference.

9 posted on 03/13/2010 6:35:53 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Steely Tom

The rewriting of history in the light of Socialism has begun....Our children are being taught that they are wards and serfs...


10 posted on 03/13/2010 6:38:31 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The reason that Obama is getting rid of is because the teachers' unions do not like it. Anything that demands accountability in the classroom the unions will oppose. Obama is a union stooge. Just as Obama's pushing for Obamacare is not about helping people, but about government control. Obama does not care about educating children, but he cares about union support and government control of schools. Liberals hide behind noble sounding goals in order to hide their real intentions.
11 posted on 03/13/2010 6:42:06 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: NormsRevenge

How many trillions will this cost?


12 posted on 03/13/2010 6:44:22 PM PST by mia
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure, throw more money at education. it’s worked so far, right? (sarc)


13 posted on 03/13/2010 6:45:54 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: NormsRevenge

“Unless we take action — unless we step up — there are countless children who will never realize their full talent and potential,” Obama said during a video address on Saturday. “I don’t accept that future for them. And I don’t accept that future for the United States of America.”

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Considering that he wants to be president for life, I doubt he really believes this. Dictators prefer uneducated masses. Intellectuals have no place under communism.


14 posted on 03/13/2010 6:49:08 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
Dictators prefer uneducated masses.

Depend on the "education." In North Korea people are "educated" to worship the Kims as gods.

15 posted on 03/13/2010 6:57:17 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Nosterrex

Just so. I don’t like the No Child Left Behind act, because it involves even more federal involvement in education. Better to abolish the Education Department.

But I’ve heard a lot of liberals complain about it, too. They hate it.

Although I’m not sure how much of that complaining is due to the imposed standards, and how much is just the usual Bush Derangement Syndrome. Anything Bush did is bad.


16 posted on 03/13/2010 7:10:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NormsRevenge

Blah blah blah-blah-blah. More high-sounding platitudes and government “solutions” to increasingly manage our lives and indocrtinate our children while making them dependent on federal handouts. At what cost? Do we have any idea? And what is the impact of that cost on our society and economy? Nobody knows or seems to consider the risk versus benefits. Most of all, nobody ever thinks of the loss of liberty and personal vitality of a free and independent nation.


17 posted on 03/13/2010 7:12:37 PM PST by omni-scientist
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To: NormsRevenge

Let me guess. All it takes is for us to give all our money to Obama and his thug cronies.


18 posted on 03/13/2010 7:12:37 PM PST by rod1
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To: Pollster1

True:” His education expert wants to teach all young boys all about being gay.” These are the sickest SOB’s I have ever heard of in power.


19 posted on 03/13/2010 7:16:34 PM PST by Lumper20
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To: NormsRevenge

My kids’ school is in pretty good shape. I hope the government stays far, far away!


20 posted on 03/13/2010 7:17:43 PM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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Another promise.
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21 posted on 03/13/2010 7:23:26 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: NormsRevenge
Yes, yes. I remember the evil No Child Left Behind Act. It was solely the product of that evil George Bush. Somehow he, as President, introduced the bill to Congress, passed it out of committee, voted it through the House and Senate with only his vote, and signed it himself.

Quite a feat actually.

Otherwise, you might wonder how the bill became a law. (Remember School House Rock?)

Let's see. It was sponsored by TED KENNEDY (D). Passed the House by a vote of 384-45. Then the Senate with 91-8. But no, that couldn't be, could it? It was all George Bush! The media tells me so, and never mentions anyone else involved.

But, regardless of anything else. Let's stop having any standards of education that shows the public school system is failing. Let's just throw money at it.
Private education and home schooling is the way to go.

22 posted on 03/13/2010 7:39:35 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Barry still hasn’t accomplished his bumbling of the healthcare system, but he’s already moved on to education. I’m guessing that this means a new wealth redistribution scheme via college loan programs and a more prominent hand for the teachers union to clamp down on independent minded educators.


23 posted on 03/13/2010 7:46:11 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: NormsRevenge

Congress has no business legislating Education or Health Care.

Education is a STATES RIGHTS issue.

Health Care is a PERSONAL issue.

If you want something screwed up, get Congress involved.

BTW, since when is 0bama an expert in education. Where’s his college degree?

We don’t even know what grades 0bama made in school or what courses he took. What qualifications does he have?

It is painfully obvious that he did not have a normal childhood. He throws a baseball like a sissy-man. He even throws a basketball like a sissy-man. He rides a bike like a sissy-man. He walks the dog like a sissy-man. He even has the sissy-man lisp!

Why would anyone in their right mind want someone like 0bama telling them how to educate their child.

HEY, 0BAMA! GET YOUR FACE OUTTA MY KID’S AND GRANDKID’S EDUCATION.


24 posted on 03/13/2010 7:48:48 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Golly. More funds for school events like this........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k8i6iK3bH0


25 posted on 03/13/2010 7:49:32 PM PST by jsh3180
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To: NormsRevenge

Public school shouldn’t be the normal thing for kids. It should be a fall-back for those who couldn’t get education otherwise. It’s the fault of those parents who are uninterested in their kids.


26 posted on 03/13/2010 8:38:30 PM PST by The Future 2012 (Would the good people like a reply?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama talks about education pretty big, considering he torpedoed a voucher program in DC that helped out BLACK KIDS!!!
27 posted on 03/13/2010 10:17:20 PM PST by Othniel (Meddlng in human affairs for 1/20th of a millennium.......)
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