May 28, 2012 |
Herman Cain had 9-9-9. Lately, Mitt Romney is all about E-E-E. As in, the economy, energy and -- new this week -- education. Romney rolled out his education plan at a speech in Washington last week, and followed up with a visit to a charter school in West Philadelphia. Now, both the Associated Press and Education Week are taking him to task for what they deem to be misstatements about President Obama's education record. Fair? Along with touting his own education record as governor of Massachusetts, the presumptive Republican nominee attacked Obama for, among other things, being a tool of the teachers unions.
August 25, 1988 |
Legal experts are divided on whether Vice President George Bush or Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis is right in their dispute over Gov. Dukakis' veto of a Massachusetts law requiring the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. But most, citing a 1943 Supreme Court decision, side with Dukakis. The decision declared that U.S. citizens are free to ignore government demands that they pledge their support for "orthodox" views, even if this means refusing to salute the American flag.
April 15, 1990 |
Franklyn G. Jenifer, the man who took the the helm of Howard University recently, has confronted angry students, wary legislators, miffed administrators and concerned parents, and he's had to handle a personnel scandal or two. Sound familiar? In some fundamental administrative ways, Jenifer is prepared for his new task as Howard's 14th president.
October 21, 1989 |
Education Secretary Lauro F. Cavazos joined gray-haired alumni and fifth-graders in Pilgrim outfits Friday to mark the 350th anniversary of the nation's oldest free school--made new for its birthday by an infusion of renovation funds. Cavazos said the refurbishing of Mather School, where morale had sagged as graffiti and other scars multiplied in the past decade, "speaks to the way our nation is getting together to address our education deficit."
September 12, 1988
Striking teachers in six states vowed to remain on the picket line today, but weekend settlements of three disputes promised to return at least 1,200 instructors and 17,000 students to class in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois. The end of walkouts in the suburban Philadelphia school district of Spring Ford, and in Lowell, Mass., and Blue Ridge, Ill., reduces the number of students out of school to fewer than 100,000 for the first time this academic year.
September 7, 1989 |
Thousands of students stayed away from Sacramento schools Wednesday as a walkout by teachers, counselors and nurses entered its second day. Meanwhile, San Jose's 29,000 students attended their second day of school in classrooms staffed by teachers who came very close to striking but at the last minute accepted a tentative contract offer. In San Diego, teachers prepared to go back to school next week with a 6.4% pay hike approved by school trustees Tuesday.