Obama Administration assaults teachers unions

by Duane Campbell

The federal Department of Education directed by Secretary Arne Duncan has proposed rules for school reform money that would prevent states such as California and New York from receiving funds under the so-called “race to the top,”  a $4.3 billion dollar part of the federal stimulus act.

Secretary Arne Duncan has an enormous fund of money and great flexibility to invest in some schools to reform, particularly in the areas of most failing schools.  However, the rules require states to use student achievement data to rate teachers.  The federal Department of Education has proposed rules to prevent states with such laws from getting money from a $4.3 billion-educational innovation fund. Continue reading