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Document Number: 3969

Passing the Test: The National Interest in Good Schools for All - In the chapter entitled Educational Inequality through Education: Millennial Resolutions (page 81), W. Norton Grubb discusses the conditions necessary for successful economic reform for schools. Grubb argues that every generation tends to recreate economic inequality, and progress depends on (1) the way the issue is framed to the public, (2) development of new areas for federal policy and (3) policies that simultaneously reshape both demand and supply for educated labor . One suggestion is to avoid tax expenditures because tax credits and deductions disproportionately benefit middle- and upper-income taxpayers. (W. Norton Grubb, Center for National Policy, March 2000)...

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