President Barack Obama started the school week Sept. 27 with a call for a longer school year, and he said the worst-performing teachers have "got to go" if they don't improve quickly, reports the Associated Press. Bemoaning America's decreasing global educational competitiveness, Obama sought in a nationally broadcast interview to reinvigorate his education agenda. At the same time, the president acknowledged that many poor schools don't have the money they need, and he defended federal aid for them. But Obama also said that money alone won't fix the problems in public schools, saying higher standards must be set and achieved...
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