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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Education fight

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2006 at 5:42 AM

Jay Greene, the Walton-financed teacher union hater who's been brought into the University of Arkansas to promote conservative education dogma, is at the heart of a big debate in education research circles.

He says, and the Huckabee-led National Governors Association has been touting his findings, that high schools are in crisis because of a worse-than-thought dropout rate. Another researcher says Greene is overstating the numbers. Consequences aren't merely mathematical. If the dropout rate is improving, it could suggest that radical "reform" ideas may not be as necessary as thought.

The Washington Post reports.

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