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Bob Wise, President Of The Alliance For Excellent Education, Reacts To President Bush’s State Of The Union Address

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Bob Wise, President Of The Alliance For Excellent Education, Reacts To President Bush’s State Of The Union Address

Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, issued the following statement today in reaction to President Bush’s State of the Union speech:

“The president, in last night’s State of the Union address, stated the problem straightforwardly; too many students are failing in our current education system. The dramatic case he makes calls for more than a limited action.

“A new voucher program that merely allows a few students to transfer from failing schools to private ones leaves the bulk of America’s children behind in the same educational mediocrity. By focusing precious resources on systemic reform that improves entire schools, America can deliver a quality education to all of its students. Instead of funding limited vouchers and renewing the funding each year at the whim of Congress, the president’s proposal for additional investment could be the start of real education reform that benefits ten times as many students annually and provides lasting economic benefits for generations.”

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The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington-based policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to make every child a graduate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.

For more information about the Alliance for Excellent Education, please visit: www.all4ed.com.

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