Citing a high-school dropout crisis in America, Obama pledged an additional $900 million in school-improvement funds. That may mean more controversial school 'turnarounds,' like the one last week in which all the teachers at a low-performing Rhode Island school were fired.
Despite a host of reform efforts, only half of low-income and minority students in US high schools graduate. Some programs are trying to change that.
Bush cites city's gains on sixth anniversary of No Child Left Behind. Critics see uneven results.