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All these recent studies of American education, it seems to me, fail to deal with a major point: People don't learn subject matter or skills unless they want to.
Since the National Commission on Excellence in Education roundly indicted the public schools for failing to meet students' educational needs, individuals and communities have scrambled to discover how to improve education.
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