Education: Getting What You Pay For

This is the first in a series of articles that will attempt to stimulate debate by examining the issues facing the next President, exploring solutions and analyzing how the candidates are dealing with them.

An appalling number of America's schools are atrocious.

Study after depressing study confirms what has been painfully obvious to millions of parents, teachers, prospective employers and students. Every year our schools turn out more than a million young adults who cannot keep up with the intellectual demands of an increasingly technological economy or with their counterparts in Western Europe and Japan. In addition to the 700,000 who,...

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