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Comment: Since I buried this item in "Research News," and received Zero reaction, I am thinking it needs greater prominence.

As the above hot link shows, the Center for American Progress exhibits tremendous influence in the Obama administration, not just in education.

by Susan Ohanian

In 2005, newly minted Illinois Senator Obama delivered a speech prepared by the Center for American Progress. Guess whose 2007 tax form shows a 2006 donation of $106,667 to the Center for American Progress?

To support CAP's Education Policy Agenda--Getting Smarter, Becoming Fairer, which includes More Time, National Standards and Pay for Performance--through conferences and policy reports.
--The Broad Foundation

The Broad Foundation (Rhymes with Toad) funds the policy. The Center for American Progress writes the policy papers. Then Arne Duncan repeats the policy. And we get the schools that Broad (Rhymes with Toad) wants.

And current U. S. Department of Education policy should come as no surprise, because the newly minted Senator Barack Obama jumped on this bandwagon in 2005.

— Susan Ohanian
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