Bush, Clinton, and Education

Contrary to the front-page article "Bush, Clinton Education Plans Look Similar - on the Surface," Aug. 25, there is much that differentiates the two candidates on this crucial issue.

All President George Bush has done for education was to call an education summit in 1989 to discuss the issue. It was Gov. Bill Clinton, then chairman of the National Conference of Governors, who co-chaired this summit, analyzed the many complex issues relating to a national education policy, and came up with an extensive list of recommendations. Although the "education president" approved these recommendations, his administration has done little to implement them. A Clinton administration will. Charles Harder, Encino, Calif.

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