Peter Greene, a teacher in Pennsylvania, has emerged as a favorite blogger of mine.

He is on top of the news with sage observations, and he is pithy.

In this post, he looks closely at University of Arkansas’ professor Jay Greene’s argument that schools of choice do not need testing. Jay Greene, a professor in the “department of education reform,” thinks that the marketplace provides accountability so why bother testing.

Peter Greene has an “I-told-you-so” moment, as he remembers all the times he warned his voucher-loving friends that public money never comes with no strings attached. With public money comes public accountability, which these days means standardized testing. The joke is that J. Greene ends up making (almost) the same case against high-stakes standardized testing as many–like P. Greene–who find those standardized tests to be worthless.