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Policy, Pressure, Politics Could Lead to Education Reform in 2011, Says Wise

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September 27, 2010 04:45 pm

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nj_expert_education[1]This week, the National Journal Education Experts blog looks ahead to after the 2010 congressional elections and asks its experts about the chances for education reform in 2011. Noting that Republicans “almost certainly will see their numbers improve in Congress next year,” it asks how would a Republican-controlled House or Senate change the debate around education? Would a divided government make it more or less likely that lawmakers could hammer out major education legislation (such as Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization)? Would education get more or less attention under a Republican-controlled House or Senate than it would under Democrats?

In his response, Alliance President Bob Wise writes that, “The combination of policy, pressure, and politics makes me the federal reform optimist who thinks that education reform can occur in 2011 regardless of the election results.”

Head over to the Education Experts blog to read the rest of Wise’s response, as well as other responses by Chester Finn, Frederick Hess, Diane Ravitch, Michael Lomax, and Sandy Kress.

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