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In Case You Missed It: Paul Peterson's "The President’s Bully Pulpit and School Reform"

April 11, 2012 1 minute Read by Kerri L. Briggs

In his Education Next article, "The President’s Bully Pulpit and School Reform", Paul Peterson looks at the decline in student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAPE) tests during the previous and current administration and makes the case that the President's use of the bully pulpit can make a dramatic impact on school reform and student performance. Noting that "The bully pulpit is the most powerful weapon in a president’s arsenal", Peterson uses several examples throughout history where a President or prominent figure has called for an improvement in American education, including President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind initiative. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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