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Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference on Peace (3rd, Jackson, MS, Mar 30- Apr 3, 2009)

Do nothing and all things will be done, or Wait, time heals all wounds may have been sound advice of the past for some distant, sparsely populated island. But failing to address economic issues and not providing health care for the sick were putting America on the verge of financial collapse and making it a land where people had to choose between the procurement of food or medicine. It was at the eleventh hour that a young senator, Barack Obama, emerged on the scene with a vision of change for this country. Through a hard-fought campaign, America would embrace his well-conceived plan for change and make him the first African American president of the United States of America. His plan purports to restore this country to a state of glory for which it has long been recognized--the home of the free, the land of the brave. President Obama crafted a broad-based plan of change for the country to impact every major sector of society. He wants peace to replace war, an economy that provides jobs, health care that brings relief to all Americans and education that is effective from preschool to college. This paper moves from Obama's general vision for the country to more specific attention to his detailed plan for education. A review of literature is conducted to validate the merit of his plan. With a refined agenda, educators are called upon to embrace it and make ready for its implementation. The final charge is to focus attention on strategies for imparting quality education to students around the world. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)

Descriptors: Presidents, Social Change, Role of Education, Educational Change, Educational Research, Global Approach, Educational Quality, Politics of Education, Comparative Analysis

Author: Gentry, Ruben


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