Point of interest

13th January 2012 at 00:00

Trigger an education debate

Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don't need little changes, we need gigantic, monumental changes. Schools should be palaces. The competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be making six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to its citizens, just like national defence. That's my position. I just haven't figured out how to do it yet.

Fictional White House communications director Sam Seaborn, as portrayed by Rob Lowe in `The West Wing'.

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