Risk Report’s Anniversary Prompts Reflection
Just as the publication of A Nation at Risk caused President Reagan to re-evaluate his education policies, the 25th anniversary of the landmark report should give federal policymakers the opportunity to reconsider the current federal approach, one influential lawmaker said last week.
“This is exactly the right time to pause at the end of this administration and at the beginning of the next administration and rethink” the federal role in K-12 schools, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said here at an event marking the release of one of several reports timed to mark the anniversary of the 1983 report.
The federal role should continue to focus on providing poor and minority students with access to quality schools, said Rep. Miller, who is the chairman of the House...
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