The Change We Need In Education Is Radical Transformation Of The Present System

Harvard economics professor, Edward Glaeser, writing in The Boston Globe, says that the key to achieving Obama’s education goal — “provide every child a world-class education” — is to drastically improve teacher quality. Glaeser says it’s simple: if we want better schools, we must find better teachers.

I disagree with Glaeser’s prescription. Yes, it would be good to improve teacher quality, but, putting more qualified teachers in the present system would have little impact. The present system would eat them up, just as it does enthusiastic and highly qualified new teachers every year. The system itself is what must

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Video And Transcript of Obama’s Chicago Victory Speech

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference.

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I Met A Hillary Voter Who, At This Late Date, Is Still Undecided Between McCain and Obama

I met a man this evening who says he is still undecided. Worse, this voter claims that if Hillary Clinton were on the ballot, she would have his vote, but he still has reservations about Obama. Yikes.

I was distributing door hangers for Andi Eveslage, Democrat candidate for Ohio’s 37th House District where I live, and this undecided voter told me, yes, he usually votes for Democrats and tomorrow would vote for Andi, but that he hadn’t decided yet between Obama and McCain.

Wow. An undecided voter. Supposedly, at this late date, at least 4% of voters are

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Union Leader Accuses Paulson of Gifting Bailout Money; Naomi Kline Cites “Frantic Looting” Of Public Wealth

Leo Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers, in a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, condemns the waste and fraud presented in the recent $125 billion bailout of financial institutions. Gerard accuses Paulson of paying twice as much for the government’s investment than what was a fair price.

In his letter, Gerard makes a detailed comparison of what Warren Buffet received for his $5 billion investment in Goldman Sach’s to what The US Treasury received and shows that Paulson paid more than twice what should have been paid.

Gerard says, “You paid $125 billion for securities for which

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