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Matter of Opinion

Education reform

What is "basic education?" What should be included/excluded? How to fix it? How to pay for it? Should the feds have a role?

Put your education thoughts here, and I'll keep in on the front page.

UPDATE: Only two states -- Delaware and Tennessee -- are awarded Race to the Top money in the first round. That means the other finalists will head to the second round, which means the competition for Washington state just got a lot tougher.

BAD TEACHER: Here is an account of a parent frustrated with a bad middle school math teacher. His solution was to team up with others and hire a better one. He doesn't call for the dissolution of public schools, but he does want it to be easier to hire and fire competent teachers. That would certainly help the state obtain Race to the Top money.


Gary Crooks
Gary Crooks joined The Spokesman-Review in 1997. He is editor of the Opinion section and a member of the Editorial Board.

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