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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

From the PI

A couple of education related items in the PI this morning.

First, an editorial cartoon by David Horsey about the WASL.

Then, an op-ed by Richard W. Clark, a senior associate of the Institute for Educational Inquiry about uniformity in schools. His points may be all good and well but for a couple of issues. One, if we are going to a boundary-driven assignment plan, parents do have a right to expect equity (not necessarily uniformity) so that if they are largely restricted to one school or area, they will find the same kinds of programs (especially popular ones) as other areas. Two, this district needs a correction from the mega site-based management of the past but it also needs to be careful not to overcorrect.

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