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ERIC Number: EJ906459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-10
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
State-Level GOP Crews to Map Course on K-12
Cavanagh, Sean
Education Week, v30 n11 p1, 20-21 Nov 2010
The big incoming crop of Republican governors and state lawmakers will inherit bleak conditions for funding school programs and face potentially vexing decisions about whether to pursue the ambitious education proposals crafted by their predecessors, often with bipartisan support. Many of those victorious GOP candidates campaigned on time-tested conservative platforms, emphasizing a return to local control over education and resistance to what they see as state and federal overreach. But they will also take office during a dynamic time for education policy. Many states have pursued major changes to policies for charter schools, teacher evaluation, and other areas over the past two years, with backing from both Democrats and Republicans. States across the country have also agreed to adopt common academic standards and to use federal dollars to pursue bold school improvement efforts through the $4.35 billion Race to the Top program, financed through the 2009 federal economic-stimulus package. Whether the new state leaders would attempt to upend those agreements and coalitions remains unclear. Newly elected officials might find it politically difficult to take recently approved policies in a different direction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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