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From the article:
Obama doesn't have authority to close schools himself. That power rests with local school districts and states.
At least the article noticed that. Here is the catch:
But the president will have unprecedented money to offer schools from a federal school-turnaround fund. And states have an incentive to act in the federal economic stimulus law, because they must help failing schools improve to be eligible for the dollars.
Combined with the budget plan released last week, Obama could have as much as $5 billion to facilitate school turnarounds, which could translate to $1 million for every school that is closed and reopened.
The federal government has an amazing ability to screw up anything that comes under it's power. Do you really think this will help?
Our children and grandchildren will be paying for this for a long time.