A reader this morning said I should make a clear distinction between what the Republicans and the Democrats say/do about education.
I wish I could.
Race to the Top is no different from No Child Left Behind, other than the timetable.
It shares the same assumptions that testing, choice, and data are the magic keys to the kingdom of 100% proficiency.
The waivers to NCLB are more of the same data-mania.
A reader sent me this survey from Governor Scott Walker’s education department. Testing and data, plus charters and vouchers.
That’s the combination that won a waiver.
Why doesn’t Arne Duncan ever speak out against what is happening in Louisiana? in Tennessee? in Florida? in Ohio? in Indiana?
Why doesn’t Obama?
Why is there no prominent Democratic voice standing up against privatization?