Obama highlights education

Dean Hardin Coleman of BU’s School of Education’s response to President Obama’s recent press conference on education:

“President Obama has framed the debate about education in terms about what works to produce achievement which is a welcome advancement in this important national conversation.  He has clearly learned from the research on education that early childhood education, effective assessment, teacher quality, keeping kids in school, and financial support for post high school education are the critical factors in education and in need of significant improvement if education is going to continue to serve our economy and society.  He used the typical red herrings of race rather than class to explain the achievement gap, a focus of pay of performance rather than quality professional development as a way to develop teacher quality, and charter schools as effective school reform.”

To hear more about what Hardin thinks of Obama’s education policies, please contact Lauren Domingos.

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