Today's Quotable and Notable

The Education Gadfly

Quotable:

"We're in for a showdown. The unions aren't going to give in most cases, and I think the [Obama] administration is going to have to see what it's got in front of it."

-Charles Baron, Director of Federal Policy for Democrats for Education Reform

"Two State Unions Balking at 'Race to Top' Plans," Education Week (subscription required)

Notable:

79:

Percentage of elementary schools that offer Spanish classes, compared with 11% for French, 3% for Chinese and 2% for German.

"Foreign Language Teaching is Becoming just Spanish," The Washington Post

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