Youíre right, the commitment is key to educational reform (Our View, Nov. 15), but youíre not putting enough emphasis on the importance of management in maintaining that commitment. For commitment to work, the management of our schools ó i.e., the school boards and superintendents ó need to make the commitment stick.
Sadly, thereís little evidence that this will happen because the teachers unions who control many school boards have steadfastly opposed changes that could weaken their influence. Reform, along with any effort to control costs, will be opposed by the unions and the politicians who enjoy their support.
Itís not the silver-bullet solution that will block reform, itís the union-imposed gridlock on the management of our schools.
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