Saturday, August 27, 2005 | “There is no magic bullet. It takes everyone’s commitment. We’re not scared to try new things. It’s about holding students to high standards, I don’t want to hear about their backgrounds. Just get after it.”

Les Birdsall has been involved in federal, state and local (district and school) improvement initiatives for 40 years. He has written about school reform for the Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion section.

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