A Revolution Hoping for a Miracle

George Bush announces an ambitious plan to provoke radical change in America's troubled schools -- but without the money that might really make a difference

George Bush may be the savior of Kuwait, but in 1992 the voters will want to know what he is doing to save America. One early promise was to be "the education President," but his marks for that endeavor have been decidedly mixed. The President has apparently been doing his homework. Last week, striving to fulfill his promise to launch a major domestic initiative, he presented an ambitious national plan called "America 2000: An Education Strategy" to improve troubled U.S. elementary and secondary schools. Bush spoke of bringing about "a revolution in American education." The goal is lofty enough, but the...

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