President Obama’s State of the Union included seven minutes on education. So here’s seven responses to his speech, courtesy of the edu blogosphere (and in no particular order):
Dana Goldstein says she was “underwhelmed” by the President’s address, but she discusses his proposal to bump the dropout age to 18.
Alyson Klein at Education Week provides thorough coverage of the edu-related portions of Obama’s address, including reaction from lawmakers afterward. Meanwhile, Stephen Sawchuk wants to know more about the teacher proposals Obama glazed over in his speech.
Rick Hess sees “no notable ideas or initiatives” in Obama’s speech.
Teacher Sara Ferguson, who was one of the teachers who agreed to work for free in the Chester Upland School District, was invited to sit in First Lady Michelle Obama’s box. Here’s her take.
Our own Amy Laitinen was happy to hear Obama’s call to colleges and universities to rein in tuition costs, but actions speak louder than words and America’s students cannot wait.
ASCD uses the opportunity to tout its legislative priorities, some of which align with Obama’s intended goals.
Any other commentary that we’ve missed? Leave it below.