February 3, 1993

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"Duck and cover" drills are being reintroduced in a few schools nationwide, but with a new, grim twist: Children are being taught to hide from bullets instead of atom bombs.
When President Clinton tapped Alice M. Rivlin to be deputy director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, he got not only an eminent economist--the first director of the Congressional Budget Office and a former president of the American Economic Association--but also a scholar with an intriguing plan for Reviving the American Dream.
School choice received another setback in Colorado on Election Day, but voucher plans will be back before legislators and voters in many states in the next two years. Conservatives in the Bush Administration and elsewhere have made vouchers a key part of their education agenda, along with national standards for educational achievement, to be measured by state, regional, or national tests.
Once again Washington resembles a city under siege. No, the British aren't at the gates; it is, rather, the coming of a new set of political leaders who engineered a peaceful takeover of the executive branch on Jan. 20.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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