Obama Stands Firm On Education Agenda Amid Qualms From Lawmakers, Advocates

Klein, Alyson; McNeil, Michele
August 2010
Education Week;8/11/2010, Vol. 29 Issue 37, p26
The article discuses the Race to the Top educational grant program, which is controversial because of its competitive nature, but is defended by U.S. president Barack Obama. Critics of the program say that it will harm minorities and low-income children, but Obama feels that the current education system is failing such students. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Urban League are critical of the program.


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