Should I Order the Champagne?

Wayne Au with Rethinking Schools, who some of you will have the pleasure of meeting at the forum on October 5th, sent me a link to Bye, Bye Duncan? that was in the Chronicle for Higher Education.

What was interesting to me about this article is that this morning when listening to political analysis on the radio about what the Obama administration has achieved in the last two years,  I noticed that there was not any mention made about his education initiative, Race to the Top. I shrugged it off thinking that it just hadn’t been written into the script. It was an oversight.

But maybe not.

Check out this article and see what you think.

I would love to read your thoughts.

Should I put the champagne on ice?

Dora

Update, two hours later:

Another article, this time from The Atlantic.

Why Michelle Rhee’s Education ‘Brand’ Failed in D.C.

Update: Not even 1 hour later

Did the press just wake up and smell the coffee?

Education Groups Want Less Testing, More Learning

And, from the Boston Globe

2 comments

  1. Michelle Rhee is on the chopping block after DC mayor’s defeat and now Arne may be shown the exit? Awesome!
    I think this passage is even more thrilling and prophetic:
    “Against all odds, at every one of the locations where they had the choice, parents universally chose schools run by cooperatives of unionized district schoolteachers. The vote wasn’t close—87 percent of the vote went to schoolteacher-led proposals.” Teachers need to know that parents support them over corporate training facilities (I won’t call corporate charters “schools.”)
    This has been a good week, so I think you might indulge.

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