Very likely in response to your emails, a producer just called from Education Nation to invite me to serve on a panel to discuss testing with Paul Pastorek (Louisiana), John Deasy (Los Angeles), and Joshua Starr (Montgomery County).

I said no.

I want to talk about the theme of the conference, not about testing. I want to talk about the massive misinformation about the condition of U.S. education. I want to talk about the attacks on teachers and public education.

I also hate to be the last one to be invited to a party, as an afterthought. I know who was on the A list. I was not one of them.

I hope I am not letting you down.

But I won’t be used as a prop.