States Go To The Head Of The Class

They, not Washington, are taking the lead on education reform

How eager are the states to deliver the education reform that politicians have been promising voters? Consider what happened in Sacramento. In just nine weeks, a special session of the Democratic legislature passed a quartet of bills submitted by the new Democratic governor, Gray Davis--beating Davis' own Mar. 30 deadline. Then, Davis hopscotched the state for bill-signing ceremonies that culminated at the Mt. Washington Elementary School in Los Angeles on Apr. 6.

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