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Tucked away in an obscure paragraph of the most recent report from the College Board on the discouraging drop in S.A.T. scores among college-bound high-school seniors is a rather astounding set of results that was virtually ignored or completely overlooked in the reporting of that story.
The acclaim being accorded the notion of "parental choice" of schools is but one more example of the sad truth that public education ranks right up there with popular music, sartorial styles, and TV stardom in terms of susceptibility to faddism.
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