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What's ahead in education? : an analysis of the policies of the Obama administration

Author: William Hayes
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illuminates the educational views of President Barack Obama. Studies his life to date, his writings and speeches, as well as his initiatives thus far, in the field of education. His unique educational background and public service prior to assuming the presidency offers a number of clues as to how he will perform as President. Attention is also paid to those individuals such as his father, mother, his wife,  Read more...
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Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hayes
ISBN: 9781607096801 1607096803 9781607096795 160709679X 9781607096818 1607096811
OCLC Number: 643569190
Description: x, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The education of a future president --
The Chicago years --
The United States senator --
The presidential campaign --
The appointment of Arne Duncan --
The economic stimulus package and race to the top --
Charter schools --
Pay for performance or merit pay for teachers --
Early childhood education --
The national standards movement --
The initiatives in higher education and teacher education --
Mayoral control of schools in urban districts --
More time in school --
No Child Left Behind --
The agenda.
Responsibility: William Hayes.

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Illuminates the educational views of President Barack Obama. Studies his life to date, his writings and speeches, as well as his initiatives thus far, in the field of education. His unique educational background and public service prior to assuming the presidency offers a number of clues as to how he will perform as President. Attention is also paid to those individuals such as his father, mother, his wife, Michelle, and his Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. By studying his early steps in developing the stimulus package, the Race to the Top, and a blue print for reauthorizing No Child Left Behind, readers can better understand the likely future of the President's education initiatives. From publisher description.

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