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Opinion

Two Economists on School Reform: We Know (A Few) Things That Work

March 19, 2014, David Wessel

David Wessel describes the work of Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane, who have looked at efforts to improve America's public school system—like charter schools, Teach for America and No Child Left Behind—and found that the building blocks of an improved education are based in five key areas.