Obama’s education policy

˙ PREAL Blog

We are pleased to share with you an article published in the Washington Post today about the first speech that President Barack Obama gave on US education policy yesterday.

While states make most decisions about education policy in the US, President Obama outlined the ways he expects his administration to have an impact on education policy, including: (i) rewarding effective teachers through merit pay initiatives, supporting teachers that need to improve, and removing from the classroom those who fail to improve; (ii) enabling the expansion of charter schools and ensuring they are held accountable for their results; (iii) setting high standards for all states and assessing whether they are being met; (iv) investing more in early childhood education; and (v) extending school days and school years.

Ed Week | Obama Says Schools Must Improve (requires subscription)

The White House | Full Transcript of Speech