12/16/08

Ed Reform Wars Move to Next Front

Now that Arne Duncan has been picked, ed reform crusaders tell me it was "inevitable" and even "brilliant" in retrospect, because Duncan has solid reform credentials while also having managed to retain good relations with the unions. But which way will Obama really go on ed policy if the top man seems able to straddle both worlds? The new fretting is over who will be Duncan's deputy secretary - a Jon Schnur (the uber-reformer who founded New Leaders for New Schools), or a Linda-Darling Hammond? Or will Arne somehow split the baby and confound the search for clarity by naming two equal deputies? And thus force ed reform angst all the way down to the critical Deputy Assistant Secretary for Blackboard and Chalk post?

2 Comments:

Blogger Elphage said...

Matt, you should just stop blogging on education. You just keep mouthing you anti union drivel and you don't know what you are talking about. Without unions to protect teacher you would have a huge shortage of teacher. "Dread Linda-Darling Hammond? Dread for wanting to train teachers and not just throw recent college graduates into the classroom. And while your Uber reformer may impact a half dozen schools it doesn't all help the thousands of other schools that are demonize when compare to a few charter schools who select there students and get greater funding. Its a con game Matt and I am surprised you fall for it over and over.

December 17, 2008 at 11:49 PM  
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December 18, 2008 at 12:52 AM  

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