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This Week's Podcast: After Bush, a Return to Party Factionalism on Federal Education Policy

Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson said... President Bush’s signature education program isn’t working and that he would provide federal education money with fewer strings attached. Associated Press

Whatever you think of the substance of Thompson’s comments, what he said is much closer to the historical locus of Republican Party policy than George Bush’s No Child Left Behind. This fact has significant implications for a school improvement industry that placed most of its political eggs in baskets now held by a lame duck President and a Republican party well in retreat on Capitol Hill. Listen here.

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