Today's Quotable and Notable

The Education Gadfly


"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)



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