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Bloomberg's Way

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The nation’s largest school district is engaged in a fierce debate over the merits and drawbacks of mayoral control as a legislative deadline looms for renewing the governance arrangement...

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'Innovation' Push Raising Questions

with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

School leaders are under increasing pressure to “innovate...

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U.S., Russian officials to discuss new nuclear treaty

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia CNN
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Russian and U.S officials are meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Moscow to discuss a replacement pact for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty I, which is expiring in December...

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Obama: Reducing spread of nukes a high priority

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Preparing for a July summit on the issue with his Russian counterpart, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said it is "absolutely imperative" that the United States take the lead in reducing the spread of nuclear weapons...

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Shultz, Kissinger, Perry and Nunn

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Politico
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

President Obama hit a home run on the national security front today, gathering a host of foreign policy graybeards to validate his call ...

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Supreme Court Vacancy: Forget Vegas oddsmakers and go to Obama's hood

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Atlantic Monthly
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

David Strauss can't bring himself to call his friend and former University of Chicago Law School colleague "Barack" any more...

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Nothing Special About That Election

by Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

To borrow a line from Enid Strict, aka Dana Carvey's Church Lady: "well, isn't that special?"...

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Obama meets on nuclear weapons

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

President Obama brought in some old foreign policy hands -- both Democrats and Republicans -- for some counsel today on how to fulfill his long-term vision of ridding the world of nuclear weapons...

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Remarks by the President After Meeting with Former Secretary of State George Shultz, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Former Senator and Chairman of the Armed Services Committee Sam Nunn, and Former Secretary of Defense William Perry ...

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia White House
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. I just had a wonderful discussion with four of the most preeminent national security thinkers that we have -- a bipartisan group of George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, Bill Perry, and Sam Nunn -- all who've come together and helped inspire policies of this administration in a speech that I gave to Prague, which set forward a long-term vision of a world without nuclear weapons...

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Fooled by randomness

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

According to my car thermometer, it was 54 degrees this morning at 8 am here in DC on May 19...

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Senior Foreign Policy Figures Endorse Obama Vision for Nuclear-Free World

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

President Obama held an Oval Office meeting today with four of the nation's foreign policy wise men, who endorsed his administration's vision for a world free of nuclear weapons. Obama, who laid his vision out in a speech in Prague early last month, embraced the endorsement after meeting with former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George P. Shultz, former Defense Secretary William Perry and former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.)...

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Illinois joins school march toward national standards, test

with Michael J. Petrillivia Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Illinois has joined a growing list of states that favor common learning guidelines for math and English, a movement that could lead to national testing and what supporters say is a better way for teachers and parents to gauge whether students are improving and measuring up on a nationwide level...

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The Perry Approach to Pyongyang

with William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

With Pyongyang now talking about a possible second nuclear test, starting the repair of its nuclear reactor, and still basking in the glow from its April missile test, it's clear that the Obama administration and its partners need a new approach to the North Korean nuclear problem...

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Survey: Information shapes school debate

with Education Nextvia United Press International
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A survey finds that U.S. attitudes about school funding and spending can change markedly depending on the information people have...