We have a crisis in our schools. This is not a new revelation, but it needs to be stated regardless, particularly at the start of another academic year and at a time when America is struggling to compete in the very fields — math, science, technology — that are defining the global economy. Consider that U.S. high school students graduate with just a 32 percent proficiency...
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"but education reform is a moral imperative that cannot wait" I wouldn't call it a *moral* imperative, but your urgency is nonetheless warranted. "There is a solution to this crisis. We must increase competition." Wrong. China does a superb job in educating their kids, and they do it through the public sector. You need to change the culture, not the private-public breakdown.
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