As published in The Washington Post, September 4, 2000
Much is being said about education in this election season. Last week Gov. George W. Bush launched a two-week round of television ads explaining his education reform plans. The week before, Vice President Al Gore spoke during his convention speech about his dedication to and plans for the nation's public schools. Yet with all the talk about class size and vouchers, school construction and teacher training, more needs to be said about the nuts and bolts of education: what is taught in the classroom.