Education

Obama's 'Quiet Success'

While President Obama is blasted on a daily basis over health care and the worsening war in Afghanistan, he has been keeping a low profile on another key issue: education reform. Without attracting much attention, Obama is successfully standing up to teachers unions and the student-lending lobby and reforming the system, according to Ruth Marcus in The Washington Post. One advocate likens Obama's approach to a slow and steady drive in a football game: "This is a ground game where they are grinding out big important change without a lot of fanfare." Still, one of the challenging tasks still lies ahead: Overhauling the gargantuan No Child Left Behind law.