Blogs: Rounding Up The Best Commentary Of The Day
Subpoena Rhee and others in D.C. cheating scandal probe Valerie Strauss: The only way to know for certain whether a D.C. public school cheated on tests is to subpoena everybody with potential involvement, including Michelle Rhee... It's Common Core-tastic!? Eduflack: There are some great products and services out there that do match up well with Common Core and can help districts and schools meet their current and future obligations. But anyone can slap a label on a product. It is up to educators to discern the strong from the squishy... Vouchers! And Fine Print? Eduwonk: It’s not worded as strongly as it could be or as some would probably like. As a general rule stuff like that matters, these things are worded carefully... Boring double-talk on testing Klonsky: Speaking at a townhall event in Washington, D.C. President Obama said that too much testing makes education boring, and that performance should be measured in more ways than test scores. Classic administration double-talk. It's getting boring.Déjà Vu on the Whole "Turnaround" Thing? Rick Hess: When it comes to something like school improvement, something that's a matter of practice, fidelity of implementation, and on-the-ground commitment, the frustrating fact is that federal policymakers can't really do much.