At a Pioneer Forum held March 18, 2004, Frederick (Rick) M. Hess, the author of a new book titled Common Sense School Reform, outlined his prescriptions for making schools more effective. Respondents were Mark Roosevelt, managing director of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and an architect of the Commonwealth’s 1993 Education Reform Act, and David P. Driscoll, Massachusetts’ commissioner of education. The discussion was moderated by Charles Glenn, professor of educational policy at Boston University. Excerpts of each speaker’s remarks follow.
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