Rebuilding Haiti and Reforming American Schools

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Is the President's Race to the Top encouraging school reform or perpetuating the mistakes of President Bush's No Child Left Behind? We hear different opinions on this last day for schools to make applications for new federal money. We also hear about today's Los Angeles City Council vote on medical marijuana. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, search and rescue is one thing, but critics say the resources to rebuild Haiti could be wasted in a country that's already too dependent on the rest of the world. President Obama has promised to help “to the very end.” We ask what that could mean. 

Banner image: President Barack Obama and Sec. of Education Arne Duncan, right, take questions today during a group discussion with 6th grade students at Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia. Official White House Photo: Pete Souza



Warren Olney