ERIC Number: ED505270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
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An Open Letter to President-Elect Obama, Secretary-Designate Duncan and the 111th Congress
Finn, Chester E. Jr., Petrilli, Michael J.
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
In this exciting, unique and challenging time, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute wants to congratulate President-Elect Obama and other new federal leaders. The federal government has a key role to play in creating a world-class education system in America but it's challenging to get that role right. This letter provides some guidance. Fordham experts review the current education policy landscape and its main players and offer their view of the ideal K-12 federal role. They also address the ten big policy battles looming on the horizon. The hope is that the letter will provide critical advice, insights and ideas for the new federal education leaders who are about to take on a big job.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Federal Government, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Standards, Educational Research, Civil Rights, Teacher Qualifications, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Reading Instruction
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Institute