379693 07: Teacher David Nieder of "Knowledge is Power Program" (KIPP) Academy takes questions from his class October 4, 2000 in The Bronx, New York. The Knowledge Is Power Program educates 200 middle-school students, mostly poor black and Latino neighborhood children, housed in a hallway on the fourth floor of a regular Bronx public schooI. Because of strict discipline where each student gets two hours of homework a night and a regular school day runs nine-and-a-half-hours, including Saturdays and throughout the summer, test scores are the highest in the Bronx. Governor George Bush of Texas, where another KIPP school is run, singled out KIPP for praise during his presidential debate against Vice President Al Gore. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

It's Question Day

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist covering U.S. politics. A political scientist, he previously wrote "A Plain Blog About Politics." He is co-editor of "The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012."
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It's Question Day. You ask questions, I answer them. Open topic. Presidential nominations? Midterm elections? Senate rules? Democracy or representation? Something off the wall? I'll answer as many as I can. Leave them in comments here, or via email, or tweet them to me @jbplainblog. As always, I'll try to do a bunch, and at the end of the day I'll go back into comments here and try to give quick answers to many of the rest.

I always have fun doing these. So start 'em coming.

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