A couple of folks didn't like it much when, using that Twitter thing, I attempted to rain on their parade of passing around Gail Collins' recent column (A Very Pricey Pineapple). The column makes the case that education is being privatized, and that Pearson in particular and in general is taking over, and that NCLB is the cause of it all. Collins writes: "No Child Left Behind has created a system of public-funded charter schools, a growing number of which are run by for-profit companies.
Used to be that NCLB got blamed for everything that's wrong with education -- including problems that existed long before the law came along. Now it's teachers unions who are to blame, at least according to the Economist in a recent... Read Post
Just another reminder that Clinton (like Obama) didn't make much fuss about NCLB until recently -- and may or may not dislike it as much as their supporters want to think: "When the Senate passed the legislation in 2001," says... Read Post
Education Chief Lets States Delay Use of Tests in Decisions About Teachers’ Jobs NYT: Responding to complaints, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said states could postpone for a year using more rigorous tests to make career decisions... Read Post