Obama on education
Naming education one of his top domestic priorities last night in his address to Congress, the president said his administration has already made a historic investment through the stimulus. He specifically cited the money for early childhood education. But, he suggested, there need to be policy changes along with the infusion of cash. He'll be supporting policies that reward educators for good performance and that are beneficial to charter schools. He was also strong about parental and personal responsibility, calling on all Americans to commit to at least a year of higher education or career training.