I just arrived in Chattanooga.

I will be lecturing tomorrow night, thanks to the sponsorship of the Benwood Foundation, a very civic-minded local philanthropy.

Michelle Rhee was the last speaker here on education. Her ex-husband is state commissioner of education. Needless to say, teacher evaluation and charter schools are big topics in the state.

I arrived in a huge downpour, am still drying my shoes.

But also found a very fine interview, which you might enjoy reading. I had an email exchange a few days ago and this was the result.