Education: Some Key Bush Proposals:

How They're Doing


President Bush's version of the "choice" idea focuses on two major plans: magnet schools, which attract students by developing specialties in areas like drama and science; and open enrollment, which permits parents to move their children from schools they do not like to ones they do.

Both approaches are being tried around the country. In locations from San Francisco to New York's East Harlem, parents are free to shop around for what they judge to be the best public school in the district. Minnesota goes further: it is phasing in a program that by 1990 will allow...

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