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Obama Education Plan An Education Week Guide

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ISBN-10: 0470482095

ISBN-13: 9780470482094

Edition: 2009

Authors: Education Week Staff, Barack Obama, Barack Obama

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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…    
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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

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…    

Introduction: A Mandate for Change
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 for the President
National Academy of Education Recommendations
Appendix: The Obama-Biden Education Plan
Education Week Commentary Contributors