Best Five Blogs: Does *Anyone* Like Duncan's Waiver Idea?
I mean, besides the bureaucrats? If so, I can't find any: Will States Accept Duncan-Style Reforms for NCLB Relief? EdWeek: He offered so few details about what that relief would look like that the reporters spent much of the call flummoxed over what the news actually was... Duncan's Disregard for the Constitution Rick Hess: Our earnest Secretary of Education, who famously (and bizarrely) promised Congress a billion-dollar edu-bonus if it reauthorized NCLB by the administration's deadline and to the President's satisfaction, was back at it on Friday... Duncan Wants to Use NCLB Sanctions to Force More Education Reform Measures FireDogLake: This just sounds like another version of Race to the Top, only a bit worse... What’s Plan C Anyway? Eduwonk: Congress doesn’t like being preempted – and there is, of course, a natural tension between two co-equal branches of government. But there are also a host of policy issues at play in this specific instance... “Give me the money or I shoot my foot!” and other political theories of education reform Sherman Dorn: If I had a crystal ball, I would guess this trial balloon will sink ignominiously by the end of the summer... Arnius Duncanus? Mike Petrilli: Duncan’s plans to tie regulatory relief to new requirements indicates an incredible amount of tone-deafness, not to mention Constitutional ignorance... Give Us What We Want Or You're Dead Jim Horn: There is a time bomb in your basement, and it is set to explode in 2014, maybe sooner. Only two people have the ability to disarm it... Image via. DID I MISS ANY GOOD ONES? SEE MY TAKE BELOW.