Thoughts on the recent events in education reform, by our blog Poet:




“The Maestro”

(A brief historical recap for those who have already forgotten — or perhaps never knew)



Chetty played the VAMdolin
At Nobel-chasing speed
Arne played the basket-rim
And Rhee, she played the rheed


Coleman played his Core-o-net
Eva played the lyre
Billy Gates played tete-a-tete
With Duncan and with higher


Sanders* beat his cattle drum
Devalue added model
Pseudo-science weighted sum
Mathturbated twaddle


John King played the slide VAMbone
But Maestro was Obama
Who hired the band and set the tone
For current grizzly drama



*William Sanders, who tweaked his algorithm for modeling cattle growth to model the intellectual growth of students and evaluate teachers.