Pallid Plan for Schools

Clinton's education program turns out to be 1990-vintage George Bush

HOW DOES ONE GET TO BE "THE EDUCATION PRESIdent"? Borrow your program from George Bush. Bill Clinton, of course, would not put it that way. But his first plan for educational reform is largely a request that Congress write into law six goals that Bush and the nation's Governors agreed to in 1990. The most important provisions: the government would set up a board to establish standards for schools, teachers and students to meet in both academic and vocational education and put up $393 million to encourage states to find ways to meet those standards.

And that's about it. The plan...

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