ARIZONA'S EDUCATION SYSTEM IS READY FOR REFORM SCHOOL

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If you're still reading, there's a high likelihood that you see your kids in this category. How well-served will your children be by these first tentative reforms? How much difference will site-based management make as schools try to adapt to the results of ever-accelerating research on intelligence and learning? And what about technology? The vast advances made in education computer software? Telecommunication? The real education revolution is occurring every day, beyond the bounds of any political public-school reform. Sixty million Americans learned to use computers in the last decade; almost none of them did it in a classroom. And in Arizona, where only a few districts have begun to pursue the educational media that 21st-century citizens will live and work with, teachers are still lacking technologies from the 19th century. "I'd give my left foot," says one Tucson elementary school teacher, "to have a telephone in my classroom.

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