Risen, Clay
January 2004
New Republic;1/26/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 2, p9
Presents a brief rating of the campaign efforts of United States Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. Education, as an electoral issue, is a funny thing--polls consistently put it at or near the top of voter concerns, and yet it rarely figures prominently in national elections.As a result, few candidates make it a signature issue. The brilliance of Edwards's approach is to develop reasonable, relatively inexpensive programs that, taken as a whole, add up to a coherent and imminently workable solution to America's education malaise. Edward's plan also stands in contrast to Bush's approach in that it seeks to help under-performing schools, not punish them. It calls for building more--and smaller--schools, so as to reduce class size and make education more of a familiar, community affair.


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