Guest Viewpoint by Dr. Bruce Cooper

In recent Edweek.org article Dr. Bruce Cooper focuses on the paramount importance of education in a self-described open letter to President Obama.  While his entire article is found within the posts, Dr. Cooper concludes: 

“In education, money matters more now than it has since the Great Depression. More children are entering school, and, with preschool and pre-preschool programs growing along with college-going rates, they are staying in school longer. We know that healing the economy will be President Obama’s top priority. But schools, which seemed in the long campaign season to have fallen steeply on the nation’s priority list, are always important. By thinking through the new finances of schools, we can help build, fix, staff, and improve them, even—perhaps particularly—in tough times like these. History has shown us that today’s financial support and operational improvements will pay economic dividends in the future. (January 21, 2009)” 

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