WhatOs Ahead in Education?: An Analysis of the Policies of the Obama Administration

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R&L Education, Nov 16, 2010 - Education - 184 pages
What's Ahead in Education?: An Analysis of the Policies of the Obama Administration illuminates the educational views of President Barack Obama. This is done by studying 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.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 The Education of a Future President
3
Chapter 02 The Chicago Years
15
Chapter 03 The United States Senator
31
Chapter 04 The Presidential Campaign
39
Part 2 THE RECORD THUS FAR
45
Chapte 05 The Appointment of Arne Duncan
47
Chapter 06 The Economic Stimulus Package and Race to the Top
57
Chapter 07 Charter Schools
69
Chapter 10 The National Standards Movement
101
Chapter 11 The Initiatives in Higher Education and Teacher Education
113
Chapter 12 Mayoral Control of Schools in Urban Districts
125
Chapter 13 More Time in School
133
Chapter 14 No Child Left Behind
141
Part 3 THE FUTURE
157
Chapter 15 The Agenda
159
Index
169

Chapter 08 Pay for Performance or Merit Pay for Teachers
79
Chapter 09Early Childhood Education
91
About the Author
173
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Bill Hayes has been a high school social studies teacher, assistant principal, high school principal, superintendent of schools, adjunct professor, associate professor, and chairman of the Teacher Education Division at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. He is the father of three children and the grandfather of two.

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