Education: Morning Roundup, Childhood Obesity Battle Goes to Congress

Morning Roundup:

From The New York Times: First Lady Asks Congress to Join Childhood Obesity Fight

Declaring the beginning of the “next phase” of a program to combat childhood obesity, Michelle Obama called on Congress to pass legislation that would make many of the program’s initiatives possible.


From The Washinton Post: The myth of the heroic leader

Making school leaders into heroes is a recipe for disappointment.


From The New York Times: Public Schools Face Lawsuit Over Fees

The suit, which names 35 schools, argues that California has failed to protect the right to a free education.


From The Nation: Schools vs. Slogans

Pedro Noguera writes: Ideology and Favoritism,not research, set President Obama’s education agenda.


Photo via Patrick Semanksy for the Associated Press.