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Changes In The Dem Party Platform

Click on over to Joe Williams' DFER blog to see how this year's Democratic party platform differs in small but perhaps significant ways from four years ago (Democrats for Education Reform).  Again, things do not seem to be moving in the BB direction.  Not that the two agendas are mutually inconsistent, of course. 

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Not sure why you think something about public charter schools in the Democrat's platform speaks one way or the other about Broader, Bolder and any other perspective. This is pretty weak and unrelated tea. You might note the linking of early childhood education along with the K-12 platform langauge and consider that evidence that people are starting to see the need for a broader education agenda. You might note that the education material is in the same document as a bold health plan and a plan to address poverty. Seems very consistent with BBA (www.boldapproach.org ) to me and not something to which everyone can agrees (interesting how McCain recently was very dismissive of early childhood education in his recent education statement). Many Republicans do agree on the need for a broader approach, including several who signed the BBA statement.
Larry Mishel

Not sure why you think something about public charter schools in the Democrat's platform speaks one way or the other about Broader, Bolder and any other perspective. This is pretty weak and unrelated tea. You might note the linking of early childhood education along with the K-12 platform language and consider that evidence that people are starting to see the need for a broader education agenda. You might note that the education material is in the same document as a bold health plan and a plan to address poverty. Seems very consistent with BBA (www.boldapproach.org ) to me and not something to which everyone can agree (interesting how McCain recently was very dismissive of early childhood education in his recent education statement). Many Republicans do agree on the need for a broader approach, including several who signed the BBA statement.
Larry Mishel

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