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Innovation in education could be fueled by stimulus package

In a recent opinion column at the San Jose Mercury News, Ted Mitchell, the CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund and the president of the California state board of education weighs in on the $95 billion that will be pumped into schools. Putting money into education automatically equals more jobs, as well as reforms that lead to long term recovery and innovation.

One suggestion Mitchell makes is to invest in a system that can track the long term progress of students. This is important because it can aid in important decisions both for teachers, and down the line, law makers.

What's your opinion on the new money going into the school systems around the United States?

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