DNC-Democratic Victory 2000, Inc.

30 sec. TV spot run starting Oct. 25, 2000 (rotated into selected markets among the 20 states where the DNC and state parties running ads).

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Bush: And our state is the -- has done the best -- provides some of the best education in the nation, not measured by us but measured by the RAND corporation.

Announcer: Now the new RAND study reports the achievement gap for Texas students is widening.

There is serious question about the validity of scores on state tests.

Texas students do not show the same gains on national tests.

The percentage dropping out or failing a grade is increasing.

The author concludes: "The Texas miracle is a myth."