April 19, 2008

Silence on AT&T Aspire an "Ed in '08" parallel?

Is it my imagination, or has there been a deafening silence in both news outlets and the blogosphere after the AT&T Foundation's announcement Wednesday of a $100 Million Dropout Prevention Program? I wrote about the initiative Thursday, but given the lead-in publicity (the America's Promise report with Ed Week about low graduation rates?), I expected more commentary than just my note about the history of outcries about and responses to dropping out.

I know that $100 million is a drop in the bucket compared to public-school spending, but it's a big splash in philanthropy and usually gets more attention than the Ed Week article (linked above) or the Chronicle of Philanthropy note on the announcement.

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Posted in Education policy on April 19, 2008 6:34 PM |