The President Who Used To Care About Education


Considering how often PRESIDENT BUSH declared education reform to be his top priority, he doesn't seem to be breaking a sweat to save his proposal from the quiet dismemberment it is getting from Congress. His plan to give private-school vouchers to children in failing public schools arrived on Capitol Hill pretty much dead, thanks to Democratic opposition. Since then, conservative Republicans have stripped the bill of other remnants of "accountability." It is far from clear whether the bill that passed the Senate education committee would even require states to use a uniform test to measure how their students are performing. Last...

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