Obama Bucks Party Line on Education

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., appears to have carefully threaded the needle on the contentious issue of merit pay: his proposal to reward teachers based on student performance, which he unveiled Tuesday in New Hampshire, was praised by education reform advocates while being cautiously welcomed by the head of an influential teachers' union. "Where they do succeed," Obama said of teachers, "I think it's time we rewarded them for it." "Cities like Denver have already proven that by working with...Full Story
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