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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 10:48 AM
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10. Since 2000 at least it has been the goal of the DLC/PPI think tanks.
The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) is now calling for reforms including school choice and merit pay for teachers.....America is a tale of two public school systems: one that works reasonably well, although it could certainly be better, and one that is by almost any standard a disaster," says From.

.."From argues that the public school system too often serves the interests of teachers and administrators at the expense of the students themselves. It is a "monopolistic" system that "offers a 'one-size-fits-hardly-anyone' model that strangles excellence and innovation" he says.

Characterizing charter schools as "oases of innovation," From writes, "The time has come to bring life to the rest of the desert-by introducing the same forces of choice and competition to every public school in America."

From also says Democrats should work to redefine the very notion of public education itself.


"We should rid ourselves of the rigid notion that public schools are defined by who owns and operates them," he writes.



New Democrats call for school choice.

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