Friday, November 6, 2009


President Barack Obama smiles during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White

WASHINGTON – One year after his election, President Barack Obama is coaxing states across the country to rewrite education laws and cut deals with unions as they pursue his vision for school reform.

Obama is visiting Wisconsin, where lawmakers are poised to change a law to boost their state's chances at $5 billion in education grants, the most money a president has ever had for overhauling schools.

Nine other states have taken similar steps, even though states can't apply for the money yet and only a few states may end up getting grants.

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