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A Good Read

By Michele McNeil — October 03, 2007 1 min read

If you haven’t read Sara Mead’s piece in The American Prospect on education in the presidential race, it’s definitely worth a look. It’s pro-John Edwards, but Mead, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, also uses the forum to highlight shortcomings among other Democratic frontrunners.

On New York’s Sen. Hillary Clinton: “As the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton has little incentive to engage on controversial K-12 education issues...”

And, on Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, she points out that in a July speech to the National Education Association, he promised to roll out a comprehensive teacher-quality initiative...for which the public is still waiting.