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Obama Education Plan An Education Week Guide

ISBN-10: 0470482095
ISBN-13: 9780470482094
Edition: 2009
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Description: Although the Obama education plan has been articulated in his speeches and on his website, what's missing is a picture of what these proposals mean in practice. This guide will provide the background information and stories to clarify Obama's  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Although the Obama education plan has been articulated in his speeches and on his website, what's missing is a picture of what these proposals mean in practice. This guide will provide the background information and stories to clarify Obama's proposals for education. The plan itself is comprehensive and covers preschool, K-12, and college-level education. Among its recommendations - Strengthen the quality and accessibility of early education Reform No Child Left Behind Improve teacher recruitment, preparation, retention, and rewards Make math and science education a national priority Make college more affordable for more students Increase incentives for service learningEducation Week has been covering education policy for over 25 years - and they have also followed the presidential candidates and their policy proposals throughout the campaign. This book will pull together relevant articles, opinion pieces, and stories of innovative practice from the archives of Education Week. In addition, the book will include excepts from Obama's speeches, and advice from thought leaders on their hopes for the future of education.

President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He graduated with a degree in political science from Columbia University in 1983. Before moving to Chicago in 1985, he worked at Business International Corporation and then at the New York Public Interest Research Group. In Chicago, he worked as a community organizer with low-income residents. He entered Harvard Law School in 1988, was elected editor of the Harvard Law Review in 1990, and graduated in 1991. After graduating law school, he returned to Chicago and became a civil rights lawyer. He also taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. In 1997, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate and served until 2004. In 2000, he made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2005, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. In 2007, he announced his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. On November 4, 2008, Obama defeated John McCain in the general election and became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He wrote Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance in 1995 and The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream in 2006. He won Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards in 2006 and 2008 for abridged audiobook versions of both books. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. His book Of Thee I Sing came out in 2010.

Introduction: A Mandate for Change
Acknowledgments
The Education Plan
Invest in Early Childhood Education
Reform No Child Left Behind
Expand Choice and Innovation
Make Math and Science National Priorities
Address the Dropout Crisis
Expand Opportunities to Learn
Recruit, Prepare, Retain, and Reward America's Teachers
Improve College Access and Affordability
Advice
Advice for the President
National Academy of Education Recommendations
Appendix: The Obama-Biden Education Plan
Education Week Commentary Contributors
Index

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