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Does Education Need "A New Sheriff"?

CJW, September 9, 2010 6:05 PM

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Two Minute Rap Video Below: Got A New Sheriff
Truth In Humor

We collectively know that education is not immune to greed and deceptive practices.  Where there's money - and there is money in education - there will be abuse of power, whether it be education dollars never "reaching the classrooms", fungible test scoring, influential special interest groups lobbying on the Hill, and a host of other painful truths in the education sector.  Which leads us to this post . . . more specifically, the veddy cool video below.

If you are familiar with the Elizabeth Warren saga, just skip copy and go straight to video.  For those not, here's a bit of background from the NY Times, "Consumers Clamoring For A Leader",  and from Huffpo, w/ links and excerpt:

Warren, a professor at Harvard Law School whose 2007 journal article advocating the creation of such an agency inspired policymakers to enact it into law, has rocketed to prominence since the onset of the financial crisis as one of the leading reform advocates fighting on behalf of American taxpayers.

Warren has been an aggressive proponent for the bureau in public and behind the scenes, working regularly with President Barack Obama's top advisers and the Democratic leadership in Congress. Since 2008, she has overseen the Congressional Oversight Panel, a bailout watchdog created to keep tabs on how two administrations spent hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to bail out Wall Street while struggling to keep distressed homeowners out of foreclosure and small businesses from collapsing.

And from Brady Dennis, Washington Post staff writer, with link here:

Elizabeth Warren, a top candidate to lead the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, met quietly last week with some of her sharpest critics: big bank lobbyists.

H/T from a reader who heard on public radio --

Who do you nominate for sheriff of education?

Update: 9/13  7:15 PM -  Warren to Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Without Senate Approval
UPDATE:  Will they pull a Brooksley Born on Elizabeth Warren? Via Huffington Post




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