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Edwards on Education

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I haven’t seen this get much attention, but it seems that on Friday John Edwards unveiled a major set of education reform proposals. We have an integrated approach here, starting with an ambitious preschool plan (something Hillary Clinton’s also done) through a K-12 reform, and on to his “College for Everyone” initiative.

On K-12, I think he pulls the nice political trick of loudly denouncing No Child Left Behind (“George Bush’s No Child Left Behind law is not working”) while actually proposing further reforms that are fairly consistent with the spirit of the law, aimed at improving a flawed-but-worthy effort rather than backsliding away from the concept of accountability.

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