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Saving our Schools
Aired 9/21/2000

This week, Think Tank looks at the education proposals of the major presidential candidates. There has been an unusual amount of emphasis on education policy in this yearıs campaign. George W. Bush is trying to capitalize on this traditionally Democratic issue. Both Bush and Gore are advocating an increased federal role in education. But which party is more likely to improve our schools? What are the differences in the Republican and Democratic approach? And how significant should the federal governmentıs role in education be?
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  Jane Hannaway
    director of education policy at the Urban Institute, co-author of Decentralization and Education: Can We Fulfill the Promise?
  Chester Finn
    president, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and author, "Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education"
  Jack Jennings
    director, Center on Education Policy, and author, "Why National Standards and Tests? Politics and the Quest for Better Schools"

Originally Aired: 9/21/2000

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