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* Clearly Articulated Proposal--Thank You!
|Posted By: Ross Mitchell on July 10, 2015|
|I am delighted that this proposal has been written and made available to a broad readership. The first rendition I heard offered was at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) during the session in which Christopher Cross and Jack Jennings discussed their recent books and other reflections on federal education policy.|
I hope that this proposal will receive further attention and assist policymakers in moving toward an appropriate national policy on education.
As noted at the AERA meeting in Chicago last April, this proposal draws from previous successes at engaging a national dialogue on education policy development during the Eisenhower administration, so we don't have to reinvent the process--merely adapt it to the present. Further, given current contentious politics surrounding other issues that are reserved for the states, I am happy to see that this proposal honors this inherent tension and provides a means to protect both state and national interests.
I encourage everyone to draw attention to this proposal and encourage political leadership to see it through.
Ross E. Mitchell
School of Education
University of Redlands