12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

Past Event

The Scouting Report: President Obama and Education

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

Washington, DC

Education is among the “winners” in President Obama’s proposed federal budget this year, with a $3 billion boost in funding, and a focus on reforms aimed at increasing student achievement, improving community colleges and making college more affordable through tax credits and Pell Grants.

Brookings senior fellow Russ Whitehurst says Obama’s proposals have been received with a mixture of praise and criticism, and achieving all the suggested reforms will be difficult. Whitehurst argues that President Obama will need to prioritize his ideas and focus on what is most important.

On Wednesday, February 17, Russ Whitehurst answered your questions about President Obama’s plans for the education system in a live web chat moderated by POLITICO’s Fred Barbash.

Read the transcript »