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Can You Have Your Change and Progress Too?

Voters who care about education reform have a job to do after they leave the ballot box tomorrow.

Voters who care about education reform have a job to do after they leave the ballot box tomorrow: Make it clear to new leaders that momentum and progress must continue under new leadership.

Elections can be hard on education, but they don’t have to be. Much is made of the instability wrought by electoral changes in leadership. It conditions an unproductive hunker-down-and-wait-it-out response that virtually guarantees no real reform will last. However, a closer look challenges this response and suggests how the 2010 elections can mark the year our nation has not only its change, but its progress, too.

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