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December 05, 2012


pushback to current "reform" is alive and well, not sure I would call it "resolved" in any substantive way.

The centrist position in both parties is the stronger one, but it could be further strengthened by Democrats listening to the objections of teachers about the excesses and misuses of external primary school tests, and by Republicans listening to taxpayers who are justifiably suspicious of the efficiency and ability of federal attempts to solve the educational problems they see in their local communities. Humility is hard to find among education's saviors.

I believe an appropriate, social democratic position on American education at present should prioritize improving the affordability and accessibility of our higher education system by sponsoring an American Baccalaureate Certificate like I have been proposing.

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