Sanford is Stimulated

June 5, 2009 | Blog

Ed Week’s Politics K-12 blog reports that South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford will be forced to apply for federal stimulus…

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From "The Looking A Gift Horse In The Mouth" Department

May 20, 2009 | Blog

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is still at it (The State: “Sanford’s vetoes ignite budget battle”), rejecting federal stimulus dollars…

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Stimulus Watch: Front-Loading and Favoritism

May 9, 2009 | Blog

Michael Griffith, senior finance analyst at the Education Commission of the States, has authored a fascinating policy brief detailing where…

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Stimulus: L.A. Edition

April 24, 2009 | Blog

On Tuesday the Christian Science Monitor ran a good story (“Stimulus money puts teachers in layoff limbo”) on the tension…

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Stimulus: Milwaukee’s Odds

April 13, 2009 | Blog

Recent stories suggest that policymakers and education leaders are beginning to bank on competitive funding under the American Recovery and…

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Bring Out Your Dead

April 3, 2009 | Blog

“Bring out your dead,” shouts the dead collector in Monty Python & The Holy Grail. Swift & Change Able tossed…

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Duncan To Sanford: "Stuff It"

March 27, 2009 | Blog

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan vowed to find a way (as reported in USA Today) to get education-related stimulus dollars…

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Dumb and Dumber

March 13, 2009 | Blog

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s decision on the stimulus dollars is dumb. The United States faces a Zimbabwe-style economic collapse…

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Measurement Is Not Destiny

March 9, 2009 | Blog

Stephen Sawchuk has written an excellent cover story (“Stimulus Bill Spurs Focus on Teachers”) in this week’s edition of Education…

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President Obama Calls For Education Reform

February 10, 2009 | Blog

Amen. In comments about the stimulus plan at last night’s press conference [see above link for transcript], President Barack Obama…

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