Monday, October 19, 2009


Timothy Geithner--'We have to live within our means'
He made the comments after the Obama administration reported a record U.S. budget deficit for the fiscal year ended September of $1.4 trillion, or nearly 11 percent of gross domestic product. That marked the biggest U.S. fiscal shortfall since World War Two. (Reuters)
Weingarten--Ed policy 'Resembles Bush'

“This administration doesn’t want to be ‘Bush Three,’ but some of the things that are coming out…simply charter schools and measurement… that’s what the previous administrations pushed,” Weingarten said, referring to Bush and his father, the president. “Data is important and charter schools can be great incubators for instructional practice and labor relations practice, but if it ends up just becoming measurement and some charter schools, that’s not public education,” she said. (
Edweek: Incentives alone not enough
As states and districts increasingly explore tactics like performance-based pay, incentive programs, and bonuses to attract the best teachers to troubled schools, experts contend that such programs are unlikely to succeed over the long haul unless officials simultaneously work to improve school conditions and leadership capacity in those schools. (Edweek)

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