Lawmaker: Deficits may mean dialing back reform expectations

Massive state deficits are threatening state and local plans to use education stimulus funds for reforms, says Rep. David Obey, a Wisconsin Democrat who oversees education funding. Obey told Education Secretary Arne Duncan that schools "face a devastating storm just in terms of economic conditions." He added: "It's legitimate to question whether it's realistic to ask them to also implement dramatic new reforms."

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