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Jim Rex

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American Schools Need Common Standards

(23) Comments | Posted June 15, 2009 | 9:42 AM

The national research journal Education Next published a report in 2005 with this catchy title: "Johnny can't read ... in South Carolina. But if his folks move to Texas, he'll be reading up a storm. What's going on?"

The report pointed out that because the federal No Child Left Behind...

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A Leadership Vacuum in South Carolina

(14) Comments | Posted April 16, 2009 | 2:17 PM

In recent weeks, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been making the rounds of the Sunday morning talk shows and speaking out in our nation's major newspapers, explaining why he might become the only governor in the country to turn down federal stimulus funding for health care, education, and public...

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