NCLB: Wishful Thinking From The LA Times
The LA Times offers yet another "it might happen -- oh no it probably won't" NCLB reauthorization story (Obama's education plan another test for political civility). Like others of its kind, it begins optimistically -- a necessary condition for getting a story published -- but then undercuts itself most of the rest of the way. The main substantive obstacles (as I see them)? The House doesn't really want to do this (and is starting from scratch with hearings, etc.). Obama opponents can't do anything on education without inflaming Tea Party types or hurting their chances in the 2012 presidential.