Monday, June 29, 2009

Letter from the "moderates"

There's a new faction in the Senate that calls itself the Moderate Democrats Working Group (Is Joe Lieberman still a Democrat? I forget). Last week they wrote a letter to Obama, basically letting him know they were out there; that they supported charter schools (only the good ones, of course), merit pay for teachers, and the use of data (what courage!). All of which would surely rocket the U.S. past Finland, Poland, and Iceland, in the economic race to the top.
"...had the United States closed the gap in education achievement with better-performing nations like Finland, Iceland, and Poland, our GDP could have been up to $2.3 trillion higher last year."
Who knew?

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