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Education’s Walter Reed Scandal

By Alexander Russo — March 08, 2007 1 min read

Maybe I’m the only one who’s watching the coverage and impact of the Walter Reed scandal over inadequate care of Iraq veterans and wondering (a) where education’s version of this story will come from, and (b) why it hasn’t come out yet. Certainly, there are lots of things going wrong inside the education system. To be sure, there’ve been a bunch of contenders recently -- Reading First, the AYP “loophole,” testing flub-ups, etc. But none seems to have had the same scope or impact. And I don’t think that what’s happening to American schoolchildren is necessarily any less dramatic than what’s happening to wounded veterans.

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