In the July issue of eSchool News, we published the text of the final speech given by Craig Barrett as chairman of Intel Corp. In his speech, Barrett--who retired as Intel's chairman in May--offered five suggestions for improving American education. And while I agree wholeheartedly with his first four suggestions--good teachers, high expectations, pay for performance, and real student incentives--I think he's dead wrong on the fifth.

Don't get me wrong; I have a great deal of respect for Dr. Barrett and what he's accomplished as chairman of Intel. His business savvy speaks for itself, and for many years...

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