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Klein Calls for Less ‘Pablum,’ More Serious Ed Talk from Candidates

In Sunday’s Washington Post, former New York City Dept. of Education Chancellor Joel Klein sounds the alarm on education as an election year issue.

“Unless voters insist that candidates give education the attention it deserves, this will be another political season in which both sides offer pablum without seeking a mandate for the ambitious reforms our schools require.”

Klein calls on the Republican candidates to weigh in on Common Core Standards, while encouraging candidates on both sides to talk about ‘professionalizing’ teaching, with a final appeal to embrace school choice. What do you think of his premise? Have the candidates been talking about education less this election cycle than in years past?

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