June 23, 1993

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Business interest in education is an old story in America; in both the 19th and 20th centuries, business has played a major role in education reform, beginning with De Witt Clinton's establishment of the Free School Society in the 1830's.
The series of articles and letters appearing in Education Week in the past few months, including a delightful letter from Gerald Coles debunking the attention- deficit-disorder myth (Letters, May 19, 1993), were a feast for starved readers like me.
The following was adapted from a lecture given by Mr. Botstein May 11, 1993, in New York City. His topic was “America's Education Crisis: What Should Be Done?"
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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