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Modest Program Favors Jump-Start Fix-up Effort

Publication Date: 1/21/2009
Author: Andrew G. Wright, with Nichole Altmix, Joe Florkowski, Robert Carlsen, Scott Judy, Joanne Gonchar and Bruce Buckley
Format: HTML

President Obama outlined his education goals broadly in his inaugural address: “We will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” The White House Website offers more specifics of the new administration’s comprehensive vision of educational reform but the real nitty gritty at the schoolhouse bricks-and-mortar level is tucked deeply into the Democrats’ draft economic stimulus bill, where $20 billion is earmarked for school remodeling, renovation and repair. Another $100 million would go for school rehab on federal lands.

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