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Ed Reform Industry Holds Vigil for Nation's At Risk Children

Cathedral of St. William Bennett the Benevolent Hosts Prayer Vigil for Nation's At Risk Children

In a holy unanticipated show of solidarity and non-partisan contrition, scores of prominent education reformers, lawmakers, and ed industry insiders gathered tonight to prayerfully acknowledge the longstanding failure of our nation's public schools and teachers to end the poverty, achievement gaps, and devastating societal ills that afflict millions of America's poor and minority children. Although attendees made up an amazingly diverse group of key players in the highly profitable and competitive education reform industry, all agreed to one bright line non-denominational principle - public schools suck and they are failing to to their job.

Joined by religious leaders, philanthropists, pundits, education industry lobbyists, former education secretaries, current education secretary Margaret Spellings, conservative and progressive think tank experts, the Business Roundtable, Bush brothers Jeb and Neil, and media figures, the high-profile group vowed they would not ignore Jesus' radical and revolutionary admonition to focus on others instead of self. . . .

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