Schwarzenegger to terminate failing principals and teachers

I just watched Schwarzenegger’s State of the State address and California’s education reform legislation was passed last night and is on the way to his desk . Schwarzenegger is anxious to sign it. This clears the was for $700 million dollars of Race to The Top fund for California. 

Schwarzenegger made it clear that this legislation will clear the was for California to fire poor performing principals and hold teachers accountable for students’ performance on the  California student  assessment test.

Governor Holds Press Conference with Mayor Kevin Johnson Regarding Race to the Top Legislation

Gerald Walpin speaks: The inside story of the AmeriCorps firing Walpin explained in an hour-long interview Saturday, were unhappy with his investigation into the misuse of AmeriCorps funds by Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who is now mayor of Sacramento, California and a prominent supporter of President Obama.

In the course of his investigation, Walpin found Johnson and St. HOPE had failed to use the federal money they received for the purposes specified in the grant and had also used federally-funded AmeriCorps staff for, among other things, “driving [Johnson] to personal appointments, washing his car, and running personal errands.” Walpin came to the conclusion that Johnson and St. HOPE should be subject to suspension and debarment.

What’s behind Obama’s sudden attempt to fire the AmeriCorps inspector general? There are a number of unanswered questions today about President Obama’s abruptdecision to fire the inspector general of the AmeriCorps program, Gerald Walpin.  Obama sent letters to House and Senate leaders yesterday informing them that he was firing Walpin, effective 30 days from the date of the letters.

The bottom line is that the AmeriCorps IG accused a prominent Obama supporter of misusing AmeriCorps grant money.  After an investigation, the prominent Obama supporter had to pay back more than $400,000 of that grant money.  And Obama fired the AmeriCorps IG.

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