Speech! Speech! Speech!

A few more takes on the President’s education speech yesterday.  At NPR, Diane Rehm had a few guests on to discuss it including DPC head Melody Barnes, CCCR’s Diane Piche, NEA’s Lily Eskelson, and AEI’s Rick Hess.   Over at Politico it’s being debated.  My take – broader than what is below – here.  I don’t share the concern that there are not federal policy hooks for these ideas, there are.  My concern is how these ideas get from the speech to the goal line intact. 

Update:  At Slate Bruce Reed goes deep:  “Obama showed a path out of gridlock that could work as well in solving other entrenched problems.” 

One Reply to “Speech! Speech! Speech!”

  1. Hi there,

    I have a weekly radio show on education. You can check it out at publicthinktankradio.org. I would like to do a show for next week, or possibly the following week, on Obama’s speech, and perhaps on Arne Duncan as well. I am looking for just two or three guests to have on the show who would like to comment on the speech and the future of educational policy, be it national or local. If you or anyone you know would be interested and able to come on the show, please contact me at bcthinktank@gmail.com.

    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Leigh Anne

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