The purpose of the book is to attempt to ascertain the views of President Barack Obama related to the field of education. This is done by first studying his own personal education and then following his spoken and written comments as a social worker, college professor, and as a state and federal legislator. In addition, there is an analysis of the positions he has taken during his political campaigns. Following this, there is a description of the actions he has taken thus far in the field of education during his presidency. Using this background the author seeks to suggest his likely initiatives in education during the remainder of his presidency.
Bill Hayes has been a high school social studies teacher, assistant principal, high school principal, superintendent of schools, adjunct professor, associate professor, and chairman of the Teacher Education Division at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. He is the father of three children and the grandfather of two.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I The Preparation of an Educational Leader Chapter 4 1The Education of a Future President Chapter 5 2 The Chicago Years Chapter 6 3 The United States Senator Chapter 7 4 The Presidential Campaign Part 8 Part II The Record Thus Far Chapter 9 5 The Appointment of Arne Duncan Chapter 10 6 The Economic Stimulus Package & Race To The Top Chapter 11 7 Charter Schools Chapter 12 8 The Preference for a Teacher Pay-for-Performance System Chapter 13 9 Early Childhood Education Chapter 14 10 The National Standards Movement Chapter 15 11 The Initiatives in Higher Education and Teacher Education Chapter 16 12 Mayoral Control of Schools in Urban Districts Chapter 17 13 More Time in School Chapter 18 14 No Child Left Behind Part 19 Part III The Future Chapter 20 15 The Agenda