Black Education / Schools : President Obama Highlights Education Policy Achievements


Aug 28, 2015

Obama touts his credentials as the education president.

Barack Obama came into office promising to stem the decline of public schools and to implement reforms that would set all students on the path to success.

“The relative decline of American education is untenable for our economy, unsustainable for our democracy and unacceptable for our children,” the president said in a 2009 speech to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We cannot afford to let it continue.”

With just weeks remaining in office, the president pointed to evidence that his education policies have been effective. In a conference call with reporters on Monday, the administration announced that the on-time high school graduation rate reached a record high of 83.2 percent in the 2014-2015 school year—with all categories of students making improvements, though students of color lag behind Asian and White counterparts.

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Aug 28, 2015
Obama's Legacy

More of this type of information should be shared, as it is really hard to see or become aware of this under all of the minutia that comes with the "Bushes", "Bidens", "Clintons" and other "lobbying forces".

Though critical analysis is always warranted (unfortunately we didn't do enough, giving this administration an obvious pass), the positive marks should be on display just as much.
Another overlooked accomplishment was the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Bush failed at this for years. It was supposedly such a priority. But, once Barack succeeded at this mission, its importance immediately evaporated,


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Common Core?

We can't create a National Recommended Reading List even though there are 50,000+ free books in Project Gutenberg.

Thinking as a Science (1916) by Henry Hazlitt

The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy

Omnilingual (1957) by H. Beam Piper

Worlds Within Worlds: The Story of Nuclear Energy, (1972)
Volumes (1,2 & 3 of 3) by Isaac Asimov


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