October 30, 1996

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The study released last month by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, aptly titled "What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future," reports that a significant percentage of the nation's newly hired teachers are undertrained and ill-prepared to meet their responsibilities ("Teaching Focus Called the Key in Reform Push," Sept. 18, 1996.)
All of us, at times, find that our view on an issue puts us with people that make us uncomfortable. For me, a card-carrying liberal social worker, the issue that most reflects this "politics makes strange bedfellows" scenario is school choice.
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