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Education reform in tough economic times

From the March 28, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

There is heightened awareness today of the need for education reform in the United States and around the world, largely thanks to the efforts of concerned citizens who yearn to see youngsters better prepared for adulthood. Some of the issues pressing for attention include crowded schools (and no schools in many parts of the world), dilapidated facilities, demoralized teachers, students with short attention spans, and—especially—shrinking budgets.