Federal Money, Teachers' Unions and Education Reform

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The Obama Administration's inviting the states to "Race to the Top" by competing for $4.3 billion in stimulus money. Is that enough to get teachers unions to change their minds on charter schools, merit pay or standardized tests to evaluate teacher performance? Also, Blue Dog Democrats and the House leadership reach a deal on healthcare. On Reporter's Notebook, Yahoo and Microsoft have struck a deal. Can they make a dent in Google's dominance of the market for Internet searching?

Banner image: Students work together in teacher Daisy Moran's second-grade bilingual class in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images