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July 02, 2010

A Few More Thoughts on Georgian School Reform

Today, I want to just offer a few more thoughts spurred by time in Georgia. First, the movers and shakers are young. Key ministry personnel are seemingly all twenty- and thirty-somethings. As one observer commented to me, "Anyone over fifty has a hard time keeping up, just because of the cultural...

June 30, 2010

For Georgian Choice, Slips Twixt the Cup and Lip

The Republic of Georgia's attempt to embrace expansive school choice has encountered some substantial roadblocks, all of which are more than a little familiar and may provide some useful guidance and cautions for those promoting choice-based reform in the U.S. and elsewhere. Georgia offers a ter...

June 28, 2010

Back from Georgia, Land of the Libertarians

Hi all, I'm back. I'd like to thank Pat McGuinn and Paul Manna for two terrific weeks of guest blogging. If you've missed any of their posts, I'd encourage you to go back and check them out. They were terrific stuff. Meanwhile, I've just spent the better part of three weeks lending a hand to sch...

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