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You have returned with two colleagues from an arduous trip, mid-evening, in the beginnings of a sleet storm. Your car in the airport parking lot is dead; the engine simply will not turn over, not make a sound. Wet and disgruntled, you ask for advice from your two companions.
Parent choice, privatization, and competition are coming to the fore as preferred solutions to the problems that beset public education. I sympathize with the position of those who believe that America's schools, and especially the system of governance of those schools, need to be radically restructured.
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