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Some see a policy tilt at the U.S. Department of Education, though federal officials vow to be balanced.
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"An exclusive focus on changing the principal and teachers misses two-thirds of the larger school community, which also includes students and parents," writes Richard D. Kahlenberg.
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The Massachusetts Democrat, who died Tuesday, put an indelible stamp on education policy, from Head Start to NCLB, earning respect across the political aisle. (August 26, 2009)
Teachers' unions are running ads backing the effort—and seeking to shore up under-the-gun Democrats. (August 25, 2009)
Daniel Wolff asks, "If the president wants a more educated population, and also wants to create jobs, why not institute a program that transforms our public schools into community centers?" (August 24, 2009)
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