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Obama Set to Discover Inheriting Your Own Mess Is Hard

Tom1000 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 1:25 PM
I've got a spouse as a teacher who is overwhelmed with paperwork designed to provide "data" . . . and nothing else. A program statewide that robs HOURS of classroom time and time to grade essays that might give struggling students more time to turn around their grades. To top it off, the schools are encouraged to "market" themselves as a block against threatened charter schools. If instructional time was put front and center, instead of the top-down "programs" purchased with wasted taxpayer dollars designed to cull meaningless "statistics", any threat from charter schools, and more importantly, genuine improvement in student scores, would follow naturally.

From Afghanistan to the economy, the to-do list facing the president of the United States is extensive and overwhelming. Townhall breaks down the challenges Obama inherited ... from himself.

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From Townhall Magazine's December feature, "The Next Four Years" by the Townhall Staff:

For four years, President Obama and his team never failed to remind Americans of the state of the country he inherited from his Oval Office predecessor. The mess left at the end of Obama’s first term, however, makes the...