Chiefs Sense a New Attitude In Meeting With Bush
The chief school officers of 35 states are predicting their relationship with President Bush’s administration will improve after a two-hour White House meeting with the president and his top domestic-policy aides last week.
The state education leaders said the amount of time the president spent with them on March 23 and the tenor of the conversation were dramatically different from previous encounters. Mr. Bush and his advisers appeared receptive to exploring new ways to give states leeway in implementing the administration’s K-12 agenda and promised to tone down some of the political rhetoric that has crept into the debate over the No Child Left Behind Act.
"It was a dialogue, as opposed to a one-way message," said Valerie Woodruff, Delaware’s secretary of education, comparing last week’s...
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- Charter School Director (Head of School)
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