Here is another WSJ editorial about friction in the Democratic party regarding education reform.
House Democrats last month passed a spending bill that gutted funding for the President’s $4.3 billion Race to the Top competition, which rewards reform-minded states with education grants. Lawmakers removed the provisions only after a veto threat from the White House.
There has been notable dissent from [a] new document [released by the NAACP and the National Urban League]. Al Sharpton, who heads the National Action Network, told us in an interview this week, “I don’t agree with some of the conclusions” of the coalition opposing education reform.
“I think there’s a new leadership in the black community, and we’re not wedded to the [teachers] unions calling our shots,” [Mr. Sharpton] said.
In a speech to the Urban League’s annual convention Thursday, President Obama was blunt: “This status quo is morally inexcusable.”