Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NPR Interview on President Obama's Grants to Address Success in College and Careers

Dr. Petrosino was recently asked by KUT (the Austin, TX National Public Radio affiliate) to comment on President Obama's announcement recently for New Steps to Prepare America's Children for Success in College and Careers. But as KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports, some Texas politicians are worried the U.S. Department of Education is encroaching too far into states’ jurisdiction over education. Petrosino explains that the struggle between the role of the federal government and the role of individual states is a persistent theme in educational reform- especially in the area of national standards, national curriculum, and national testing.

You can access the short interview by clicking HERE.

Just the Audio HERE