EdSec Duncan was in town last week, selling the Obama jobs / education bill and other wishful ideas:
U.S. Education chief Arne Duncan: Double teacher salaries Sun Times: "I think we need to double salaries for teachers. We need to start them at a much higher level.”
Illinois Schools to Get $2.3B Under Obama Jobs Plan CNC: The bill earmarks $60 billion for education, split evenly between saving teacher jobs and modernizing the nation’s facilities. Of that money, Illinois will receive roughly $2.3 billion, Department of Education officials said Friday.
Duncan supports Indiana’s school reforms WBEZ: Indiana’s schools Superintendent Tony Bennett has been getting a lot of heat for his state’s aggressive move to take over five poor-performing schools in recent weeks.