Monday, September 22, 2008

Why Obama?: Linda Darling Hammond

"Obama understands that teachers and schools cannot close the achievement gap by themselves, and there needs to be a broader effort by government and society to support children’s health, welfare, and learning.
With nearly a quarter of our children living in poverty — far more than any other industrialized nation in the world — Obama’s plans to address health care, housing, and employment needs are critically important."
Linda Darling Hammond.

http://edwize.org/why-educators-should-support-barack-obama
In spite of Darling-Hammond's advocacy of PACT in California, she has some good things to say here.
From the AFT's New York city blog.
Duane Campbell

1 comment:

Dave Atias said...

There's an online petition for President-elect Obama to appoint Dr. Darling-Hammond, Secretary of Education. Check it out at http://www.petitiononline.com/DHammond/petition.html.