Plan to stem dropout rate stirs controversy
President Obama is proposing $900M to turn around the nation’s worst performing schools—but to get the money, districts would have to agree to dramatic changes that have some educators concerned
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The Obama administration is offering a $900 million carrot to the nation’s school systems to tackle what many view as an abysmal dropout rate that threatens America’s ability to compete in the new global economy. But it’s the “stick” portion of the administration’s plan that has rankled many educators. Read more with registration.