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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Merit pay, charter schools, testing, etc.

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Great column by Gene Lyons today in the Democrat-Gazette on recent pronouncements by President Obama concerning education. As The Daily Howler noted earlier this week, in a lengthy post I linked, Obama misspeaks about education progress in the U.S. and accepts cherished bromides about  schools that don't happen to be fact-based.

I wouldn't be surprised if Gene's column today drew some inspiration from The Howler, written by former teacher Bob Somerby. The Howler has a further post today about a pundit's poorly informed obsession with test scores. Detailed. Worth it if the subject is important to you.

 

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