Weekly Education Showdown
This week's showdown between Times and Post education columnists goes to the Post's Jay Mathews, who tells the story of how a math professor from California feels wronged by a recent Fordham Foundation report on AP and IB quality. It's newsy, full of conflict, and fun (The Secret Gripes of Professor Klein). No matter -- this time -- that it's about Mathews' pet subjects, AP and IB programs.
Over at the Times, Joseph Berger tries to grab Boomer parents' attention with a piece about how slick college applications have gotten (A College Application and a Slick Sales Pitch). I feel like I've read that one before. Plus I don't have a college-age kid.