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DLC | New Dem Dispatch | June 4, 2007
Idea of the Week: Tax Reform for Higher Education and Training
Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Congressman Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) recently introduced legislation to dramatically simplify and create a more generous tax incentive to help pay for higher education.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | February 21, 2007
State of the States: Education
Going by their State of the State addresses, Democratic governors appear determined to make 2007 a landmark year for education activism, no matter what happens in Washington.


PPI | Policy Report | February 10, 2006
Put Learning First
By Paul T. Hill
America's public school system needs dramatic change, and that change must start at the top. Paul T. Hill, one of America's foremost education analysts, calls for a radical change in the role of America's school boards.


The Baltimore Sun | Column | January 4, 2006
Doing More With Less
By Andrew J. Rotherham
Though some vigorously argue otherwise, the last 30 years were not a miserly time for public schools. From 1970 until now, spending for public schools increased, in today's dollars, from $3,500 a year per pupil to more than $8,000.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2005
The Meaning of Strength
By Tom Carper
Quality education is the key to a strong economy and a just society.


Education Week | Article | June 15, 2005
Schooling's Crumbling Infrastructure: Addressing a Serious and Underappreciated Problem
By Sara Mead
Just as policymakers have worked to modernize and reform curriculum, assessment, and instruction, they also need to modernize the way we finance school buildings.


PPI | Briefing | April 13, 2005
Putting the World into Our Classrooms: A New Vision for 21st Century Education
By Michael H. Levine
To meet future workforce needs and provide equal opportunities for disadvantaged and minority students, our schools need to expose all students to international content earlier in their education.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 15, 2005
College Bound
By Peter Plastrik and Doug Ross
For urban high school students to succeed, schools must take responsibility for instilling motivation and building self-identity.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 23, 2004
The 90 Percent Solution
By Al From
Our national goal should be that 90 percent of ninth graders graduate from high school and 90 percent of those go onto college or post-secondary education -- just like at Detroit's University Preparatory Academy.


Education Week | Article | January 7, 2004
Teaching About Religion
By Donna Freitas & Andrew J. Rotherham
Our students have been willed a world fraught with religious strife, yet we are leaving them uneducated about what that means or how to deal with it.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 30, 2003
Diversifying After-School Portfolios
By Rob Lott
Enrichment programs are looking for alternative funding in an era of budget cuts.


DLC | New Dem Daily | May 30, 2003
Idea of the Week: Charter Schools for 'Military Brats'
Military dependents face many educational challenges because their parents move so often -- curriculums vary, transcripts must be transferred, and credits aren't always accepted. To address these challenges and improve the consistency of education for these children, New Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu has introduced the Stable Transitions in Education for Armed Services Dependent Youth (STEADY) Act.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 15, 2003
Change the Rules
By Paul Hill
Why we should devolve decisionmaking in schools.


DLC | New Dem Daily | November 2, 2001
Idea of the Week: A New Look At A National Education Test
Like Nixon going to China, President Bush is perhaps the only political leader in a position to quiet conservative hysteria about national standards and tests, and thus make his own education reform proposal much more workable.


DLC | New Dem Daily | July 16, 2001
Getting Down to Brass Tacks On Education Reform
Now that both chambers of Congress have passed bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, House-Senate conferees must make decisions that will determine whether it will in fact be landmark education reform legislation, or just a continuation of the educational status quo with a few improvements and a lot of rhetoric.


DLC | New Dem Daily | June 12, 2001
Education Amendments: One Thumb Up, One Thumb Down
The Senate should strongly support giving parents more options by fostering public school choice -- without getting sidetracked into a debate on vouchers that could endanger the overall education reform bill.


DLC | New Dem Daily | June 12, 2001
Landrieu On Target
The Senate last night took an important step to affirm that federal education dollars should be better targeted to the neediest students.


DLC | New Dem Daily | April 26, 2001
Education Reform: How To Seal a Real Deal
We urge New Democrats to stand fast to their principles on education reform, as the best way to keep the pressure up on both sides for the obvious deal, based on the "3R's" formula of investment, accountability, better targeting, and flexibility.


DLC | New Dem Daily | April 18, 2001
Leave No Dollars Behind
Sure, the Bush budget doesn't submit education to the slow bleeding of funds most other domestic priorities receive. But educational investments definitely suffer from what one might describe, using the President's own rhetoric, as the "soft bigotry of low expectations."


DLC | New Dem Daily | March 16, 2001
Idea of the Week: Investing in After-School
In Boston, a broad-based public-private partnership will provide 5,000 kids access to "extended school day" programs, making fuller use of public and private facilities already outfitted for multiple purposes.


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