In Washington, there’s a new administration, an old bureaucracy, and pending legislation. There’s electricity in the air and, for some people, a thrill going up the leg.
The former Secretary of Education offers some advice to the new guy in A Word to My Successor (WP, 1/13).
It’s a little thick, if you ask me:
There are a couple of basic ways to deny people the means to make decisions for themselves.
One way — we’ll call it the old-fashioned way — is to give them little or no information. The down side of this approach, from the manipulator’s point of view, is that they can accuse you of holding [...]
Yesterday’s post pointed toward a complete change in how Maine goes about testing.
Around the same time as we came upon that news, we also came upon an exceedingly useful bit of advice that we’d like to share:
Back now to our regularly-scheduled post!
One question that comes [...]
A recent New York Times article, Under ‘No Child’ Law, Even Solid Schools Falter (10/12), brought to our attention the different standards the various states have adopted to gauge compliance.
The focus of the article is California, which has chosen a small steps first, bigger steps later approach to meeting the goals [...]