Paper: A Review of Jodi Enda's Article on President Bush's Visit to the Elementary School of Townsend, Tennessee

This Tuesday, February 22nd article by the Philadelphia Inquirers Jodi Enda talks about President Bushs visit to Townsend, Tennessee elementary school. In his visit, the president got the chance to sit in some classrooms. But he was there mostly to speak more thoroughly about some of his new education plans. Bush talked about his proposal to allocate $1.6 billion more dollars to elementary and secondary education. This would be a 9% increase in spending. The article goes on to explain the idea of annual testing of grades 3 through 8 and the three-year fail plan. The plan for school vouchers is also further explained. As the story winds down, the writer talks about some differences between Bush as president and past presidents. Mainly saying how Bush is the first Republican to really increase spending. The last paragraph talks about how the Head Start program will be moved into the Department of Education and what changes may occur from that. In the last part of the article the topic is Head Start. The writer talks about how Bush wants to move it into the Department of Education so that more emphasis is placed on reading and math. | see this to be a way for him to keep some of the older Americans happy. There is lots of talk these days about students not knowing the fundamentals. And this move would make the older citizens of America very happy that kids are learning the basics. Where | have a problem with this is that technology has changed things. These aspects arent really focused on as heavily because machines can now do a lot of the work for us that we previously had to do. Im not to sure about how many of these new ideas will be accepted by congress. There is no way that everyone will agree on the plan. | really hope that most of the plan does go through so that there will be some changes. | think now is a really good time to change the system. ...