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Understatement of the Year: Under-reported and Unexamined


The sentence below is the very last one in an article in The Washington Post. It is typical of press deference to the thugs responsible for the dismanteling of public education.

Where's the follow-up? Where's the Congressional inquiry on how the Houston model of education became the U. S. Model?

Dream on.

This sentence appeared on page 9--in an article about the "punishment" of persons judged responsible for the under reporting of dropouts in Houston. The buck stopped damn far from those responsible.


Paige, appointed to the national education post by Bush, has since acknowledged "there probably was" a dropout problem in Houston while he was there.




— Pam Easton
Associated Press
Washington Post
Houston Docks Pay Of School Officials

2003-08-31

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5374-2003Aug30.html

TX


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