Tuesday AM News: School Funding, Oprah, Masters

Bipartisan Legislative Group: Reform School Funding WBEZ
As he begins his second term, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is facing renewed pressure to solve the state's school funding crisis. The Governor's opposition to a tax hike is well known. But a new bipartisan group of state lawmakers is determined to get Blagojevich to change his mind.

Help for those who want it Tribune
I don't know whether folks in this country realize it, but Oprah Winfrey, who spent $40 million to open a new school in South Africa, has just made a powerful global statement about the future of education: who wins and who loses.

More master teachers certified in Chicago Tribune
Another 171 Chicago educators have achieved master teacher status, completing a rigorous national training intended to improve their classroom performance and sweeten their paychecks, officials said Monday.

OPRAH UPDATE:
Oprah's
`truth' shouldn't hurt
Tribune (opinion)
Oprah Winfrey's poke at the short-sighted materialism of
some of America's low-income students has delighted conservative commentators,
but that doesn't mean she's wrong.

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