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Huffington Post, February 17, 2014, Monday

Huffington Post 

February 17, 2014, Monday 

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Finding a common purpose in education

Simon Boehme is a senior ILR student at Cornell University

Since public education was first introduced to the United States, it has been mired in conflict. Over the years, this conflict transformed into unions against school administrations, the public against teachers, and Democrats against Republicans. This conflict needs to be resolved if we are going to improve student outcomes. Michelle Rhee said in 2008, "I think if there is one thing I have learned over the last 15 months, it's that cooperation, collaboration and consensus-building are way overrated."