President Obama touted a $900 million school grant program today designed to improve low-performing schools, particularly those with high dropout rates.http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/03/obama-900-million-to-turn-around-the-dropout-crisis/1
. . . The $900 million in grants targets states with graduation rates of less than 60 percent, the president said. Schools that fail to increase those rates face the prospect of new principals, new managements, or even outright closure.
Obama spoke at an event sponsored by America's Promise Alliance, led by one of his prominent supporters: Former general and Republican administration official Colin Powell.
. . . Powell and wife Alma, who chairs American's Promise Alliance, are working with the Obama administration on a program they call GradNation.
$900 million? Now we know how much Colin Powell gets for an endorsement.
I'm not surprised by the bribe, only by the excessive price.