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Arizona needs the will to improve education

By Don Budinger, Arizona Republic: http://archive.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/arizona2020/articles/2010/02/12/20100212budinger14-education.html
We need to think boldly. For example, Arizona has a high-school dropout rate that is among the highest in the nation. Want to fix it? Take Craig Barrett’s suggestion that a high-school diploma be required to get a driver’s license. It is critical to elect leaders who are willing to get specific about their plans for improving education, including the funding levels required, and then holding them accountable…