Federal student debt now tops $500 billion, leading some students to ask for debt forgiveness as a form of stimulus. Washington is wary.
Some policymakers say the focus needs to be on improving traditional education schools, while others are advocates of so-called alternative models, which can speed up entry into the profession.
His stimulus package adds $200 million to a fund that supports new teacher compensation systems.
One thing holding the teaching profession back is its vastly outdated pay system, say proponents of new compensation plans.
Lawyers for the Summum religion had argued that its monument should be allowed in a public park where the Ten Commandments were already displayed.
December's 2.5 percent drop in the Case-Shiller index is the second-largest ever.
At least six governors have said they may refuse money, but will they face a backlash?