Obama has proposed using the tax code to create incentives for manufacturers to create jobs in the U.S. rather than abroad. Rick Santorum, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has also proposed tax-based incentives for manufacturers. But it's worth noting that some economists see risks in politicians and other policymakers making such a big fuss over manufacturing.
President Obama's 2013 budget calls for a $5 billion competitive grant to get states to overhaul teacher evaluations and training programs. Also, the president recently gave 10 states waivers from some of the rules of the No Child Left Behind Act. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Claudio Sanchez and Kentucky principal Tim Roy.
The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the murder trial of George Huguely in Charlottesville, Va. Of note was testimony from defendant's former teammate, who says Huguely lied about his whereabouts the night of the alleged murder.
Charitable giving to the nation's colleges and universities reached $30.30 billion in 2011, an 8.2 percent increase over the previous year, a new survey says. The 20 institutions that raised the most received $8.24 billion. Stanford, Harvard and Yale topped the list.
A student in Cranston, R.I., sued the city over a banner in the high school auditorium. She started receiving death threats after a federal judge ruled in her favor, ordering the banner removed. The school board is expected to decide Thursday whether to appeal the judge's ruling.
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