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Falling Behind in Public Education!

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Many educators feel, and I agree, that the focus of educational reform is directed at the adults with little regard for the kids being taught.  We fight over school boards, term limits, and other adult centered issues.  But what’s happening in the classroom?  Secretary of Education “˜Arne Duncan has written a challenging article in this month’s Foreign Affairs Magazine about how American kids are losing ground to countries worldwide. Duncan told me recently at a conference in Washington (see above) he would be glad to come to my home state of Louisiana to discuss a number of reforms with legislators.  So far, no one down here has asked him. You can read the Duncan article by Clicking Here. And by the way, don’t miss the movie “Waiting for Superman.”Â  It is a realistic picture of the failure of our public system in the U.S. today.

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