Modernizing Reforms

As Bruce Reed points out, Tony Blair’s speech to Labour last week is an incredible political roadmap and a top-flight speech. Popular and successful education policies played a role in his success. Here’s Blair:

The beliefs of the Labour Party of 2006 should be recognisable to the members of 1906. Full employment; strong public services; tackling poverty; international solidarity. The policies shouldn’t. The trouble was for a long time they were.

You could say much the same thing about the education policy debate in the United States, no?

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