When I voiced my disappointment over Pres Obama's letting Democrats abandon the DC voucher program, friends mentioned to me that he was preparing to take on the teacher's unions over charter schools. Yesterday's NY Times included "The Teachers' Unions' Last Stand ... How Obama's Race of to the Top Could Revolutionize Public Education" which reports that this is in fact the case. That would be very good news.
Yesterday's 60 Minutes included a report on the SEED School which was also very good news. It's a charter boarding school run on private and public money. If schools alone cannot do the job when the home is chaotic, create charter boarding schools.
Two plausible and uplifting reports on U.S. schools in one day. What a day.