Overcoming An Unholy Alliance for Educational Stagnation and Failure

Fixing the public schools has bridged the partisan divide before and can again.

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This week I participated in NBC's "Education Nation," a week of events and programming dedicated to engaging the public in a national conversation about our schools. Major events like this help cultivate that all-important middle ground, plow up all the tired and hard-packed positions, and fertilize the national conversation with promising new ideas and successful old ones. Let's hope our midterm candidates were paying attention.

Because sometimes, what's most important is that we do the hard work of overcoming our differences, have a civil conversation, and put the future of our kids and our country first. 

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