Does anyone remember the “No Child Left Behind” program that was implemented in our schools during President Bush’s term in office? The program attempted to tie federal school funding to school performance.
President Obama today announced that his administration has plans for over 900 million dollars in grants for schools currently ranked in the lowest 12% of our schools that are producing 50% of our drop-outs. This grant money can also be used for drastic measures such as dismissing current teachers and administrators to begin anew under new management that is more in tune with the student’s needs and problems. Obama went on to say that “Replacing school staff should only be done as a last resort" Take a look at this press release and let us know what you think.