Lots of Democrats Want Truckloads of Taxpayer Dollars to Go to Teach For America
Here are Cohen's education priorities, which fall in line with those of the Democratic Party and earn him an A rating from NEA.
For 2010, Cohen's Earmark requests include 42 projects total $125.7 million. His requests for Teach for America are by far the most generous. Stan Katz at Chronicle of Higher Education wonders how much lobbying for these earmarks costs Teach for America.
In February, the Washington Post's Nick Anderson reported on the Teach for America Earmark issue, Duncan questioned on move to cut funding for Teach for America. Duncan says Teach for America could get more from the competitive program he wants, but Teach for America seems to feel a bird in hand is the safer route. Hence Earmarks.
Of interest is how eager Democrats are to make sure Teach for America continues to get truckloads of money.
For those of you who thought Teach for America survived only by the grace of the vulture philanthropists like Bill Gates, USAspending shows Teach for America's track record for pulling in federal grants:
Our tax dollars at work.
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