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Remainders: Fight over federal education cuts heats up

  • A court upheld an earlier ruling barring the city from closing 19 “failing” schools. (WNYC, Times)
  • Obama threatens to veto the edujobs bill if it cuts his education initiatives. (Edweek)
  • Weingarten says the president’s “pet projects” shouldn’t be immune to budget cuts. (Edweek)
  • Talk of cuts to Race to the Top is making some state officials very worried. (Edweek)
  • If we make cuts to save teacher jobs now, we’ll have to make even deeper cuts next year. (Eduwonk)
  • Jonathan Chait looks at how the left and right are reacting to education cuts. (The New Republic)
  • Valerie Strauss asks how Rhee can see the problem with turnover, then threaten to leave. (WaPo)
  • Early education advocates believe the school turnaround craze misses the point. (Early Ed Watch)
  • On her last day on the job Chicago’s teachers union president talks school funding. (Fox)
  • Brazil might beat the Netherlands in futbol, but what about in the classroom? (Flypaper)