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The figure of Education Ministers is typically essential in the process of education reform, either by blocking or by leading the reforms. An important aspect to consider is how long ministers last, not only because a short term poses difficulties to implementation, but also because it is an indicator of the seriousness with which the executive branch approaches education issues.
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