Teacher competence. Basic skills. Test scores. School-choice plans. Drugs. AIDS. And looming behind every challenge: ``Who's going to pay?'' As President Bush and the nation's governors gather today in Charlottesville, Va., for an education ``summit,'' their difficult objective will be to answer the question, ``How can we improve America's schools?''
In today's special edition of the Monitor, we've looked around the country, and the globe, for individuals and programs that show how it can be done.