The Great Debate on School Reform

School reform is an ongoing point of contention that sparks plenty of debate. We asked commentators Bob Braun and Jonathan Alter to face off on the issue.

A revolution is stirring in education. Is it a good thing for our kids? Check out this spirited exchange between commentators.

What side do you take? Contribute to the discussion in the comments.

Bob Braun: It’s Not Reform, It’s Hijacking

Bob Braun makes the case for public education, which he says is still working in New Jersey. Braun is a veteran of 49 years at the Star-Ledger, as education editor and senior columnist. He publishes the blog Bob Braun’s Ledger.

Jonathan Alter: Making Magic in the Classroom
Jonathan Alter applauds the education reform movement as being first and foremost good for New Jersey’s kids. Alter, a longtime observer of public education, is the author, most recently, of The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, a New York Times best seller now in paperback.

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