Meyers handicapping Obama's competition in the 2012 presidential race. Mr. President, "I'll tell you who could beat you: 2008 Barack Obama. You would have loved him." -- E OnlinePublic ed and private money
Times are unquestionably tough, and funding for schools has been cut to the point that they're struggling to fulfill their mission, so we support taking private dollars to help make ends meet. But there is reason for concern when a slate of top positions is filled through the largesse of benefactors, even well-intentioned ones, who have their own agendas in the school reform wars.-- L.A. Times editorialOhio's new charter proposal
"This is a blatant giveaway of public money to big Republican campaign contributors like David Brennan, who now will be able to enrich themselves even more at taxpayer expense," said Dale Butland, spokesman for Innovation Ohio. -- Cleveland Plain DealerProtesting Gov. Snyder's budget cuts in Michigan
Judith Dewoskin, an Ann Arbor teacher, said. "There's a sign here, it's beautiful, it says, 'The Reverse Robin Hood.' He's taking money away from the poor to give to the rich, which is really not a good thing to do in a state that is going down economically."
"Look at Detroit public schools. They're going to have 60 kids in a class," added Ellen Stone, another teacher from Ann Arbor. "How are public school kids in Detroit going to get an education with 60 kids in a class?" -- Huffington