President-elect Barack Obama should support Richard Nixon's philosophy of giving more federal money to public schools in an effort to bridge spending gaps among rich and poor schools and increase some teachers' salaries, according to this opinion piece. Matt Miller, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, writes that giving up to $100 billion more annually in federal money to education would ease the burden on state and local government and allow districts to pay the best teachers up to $150,000 a year.

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