New York City's Al Sharpton and Joel Klein are pushing to get high profile endorsements of their education agenda, called the Education Equality Project, according to this story from the New York Sun (Schools Chancellor Reaches Into Presidential Contest). As you may recall, Senator Obama indicated that he supported its ideas a few weeks ago when it first came out. Now, apparently, Senator McCain may do the same. The EEP manifesto focuses on accountability and teacher performance, in contrast to the "bigger, broader" manifesto which focuses on non-school social factors affecting children in the classroom.
What do you think? Should lawmakers focus on in-school factors or broaden out and work on other, related issue? Are community schools a big success in CPS, or merely something that Duncan likes to talk about?
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