In this post, EduShyster takes on Joe Nocera, columnist for the Néw York Times. As pundits are inclined to do, he relies on anecdotes and a discredited study to pronounce that teacher education is the cause of our nation’s educational decline.

Please let Joe know that our nation’s schools are not declining. Please, someone, send him a copy of my book.

Forget it, I will ask my publisher to do it.

It is fine for columnists to declaim about education, but they should have the facts before they do, not anecdotes