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ERIC Number: EJ998269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct-24
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Obama Finding Teacher Support Secure, If Tepid: Policy Rifts Complicate Obama-Teacher Dance
Klein, Alyson
Education Week, v32 n9 p1, 22-23 Oct 2012
Ask Antonio White what he thinks of Race to the Top--President Barack Obama's signature K-12 initiative--and the Florida teacher will tell you the competitive-grant program is a "difficult pill to swallow." Merit pay for teachers based partly on student test scores is "a joke," he says. He's also not a fan of expanding charter schools, or of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Still, Mr. White, like thousands of educators around the country, has spent months making calls and knocking on doors, trying to persuade voters to support a president with whom he has sharp disagreements on a host of issues central to his profession. Though policy differences may have dampened enthusiasm for some, many teachers back President Obama for re-election.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top