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ERIC Number: EJ900617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-22
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Federal Aid Adds Twist to Election
Cavanagh, Sean
Education Week, v30 n4 p1, 20-21 Sep 2010
The massive flow of federal funding into schools has created a new and unfamiliar political dynamic in state elections this fall, with many candidates voicing concerns about the government involvement while acknowledging its role in saving jobs, propping up budgets, and supporting innovations in education. State elected officials have a long history of opposing federal programs that they fear will encroach on their authority to set school policy. But while some conservative candidates have railed against federal stimulus funding, arguing that it will heap future obligations on states, other contenders for governor and schools superintendent back that assistance, essentially agreeing with the Obama administration's position that it will boost employment and school quality. The November elections--in which 37 governors' seats, legislative races in 46 states, and seven state superintendent spots are up for grabs--are playing out amid an unprecedented flow of federal aid to states and schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Texas; Utah