February 25, 2009

Not quitters

I'm sure that there will be much tea-leaf reading in the next few days, but there isn't that much from the president's address that's dramatically news-breaking on education policy. The call for everyone to attend some higher education is a little new, but the theme isn't. The most obvious way to read the statements about reform, charter schools, and higher education is that President Obama is now the 6th president since 1960 to devote significant lip service to education as human capital and education policy as investment in human capital.

Well, that and Ty'Sheoma Bethea's letter. Let's hope she's part of a full generation of non-quitters.

Addendum: Apparently reporters took this entry out of contest; see Friday's note for a little more.

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Tags: Barack Obama
Posted in Education policy on February 25, 2009 10:50 AM |