This article was published by the Hoover Institution, Policy Review no. 131, June 1, 2005.
Tony Blair took a bolder approach to education reform than anyone expected of a Labour prime minister. He led a profound change in British elementary and secondary education, showing that his 'Third Way,' which transforms public services by mixing in large dollops of private action, is alive and well. Potential U.S. education presidents and education governors, especially Democrats, have a lot to learn from Blair.