May 22, 1991

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WASHINGTON--The Education and Justice departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are examining whether the travel practices of former Secretary of Education Lauro F. Cavazos violated federal regulations, current and former Bush Administration officials said last week.
Advertising has made the concept of quality a powerful theme in the American psyche once again. Most of us are probably aware, for example, that Cadillac won the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award last year, a fact the company's television commercials hit hard. And who could not know by now that at Ford, as the slogan goes, "The quality goes in before the name goes on."
If there's one thing that history tells us about crusades it's that lots of people kill and get killed in them. Should it ever catch on, the Bush Administration's "America 2000: An Education Strategy," which Lamar Alexander calls "a crusade, not a program," could litter the battlefield with collateral damage. Out of its grab bag of educational jingoism, fanciful thinking, and right-wing boilerplate could come a dark time for America's public schools.
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