Last month the Council on Foreign Relations published a report co-authored by Joel I. Klein and Condoleezza Rice, titled, “U.S. Education Reform and National Security.” The report sounded a call to arms from its opening sentence.
“It will come as no surprise to most readers,” Klein and Rice wrote, “that America’s primary and secondary schools are widely seen as failing.”
The report has generated much controversy – including spirited dissents by members of the task force that produced it, including Stephen Walt, Linda Darling-Hammond, Randi Weingarten, and others.
I blogged on it over at Reuters.com. See what you think. There are some great comments already.