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O'Beirne, Kate
May 1999
National Review;5/31/1999, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p20
The article discusses the views of Texas Governor George W. Bush and argues that his views reflect a Democratic stance on education. After four years in office, Bush has made quite a record on the issue of education. He modestly supports the school choice program, but Texans cannot expect a school voucher program from their governor anytime soon. Aside from that, Bush supports ending social promotion and raising teacher salaries. He has not seen eye to eye with fellow Republicans on the issue of educational reform in Texas. Meanwhile, the accountability system for schools implemented during the his administration did not increase the academic achievement of students in Texas.


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