No Child Left Behind expanded the powers of the federal government to impose accountability. That was the consensus at the time – but I’m on record saying that – when I was in Chicago I didn’t look forward to a call from Washington. Now that I’m here I’m even more convinced that our role is to support – not dictate -- education reform at the state and local level.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Down the rabbit hole with Arne
After a year of Arne Duncan's threats to "drop a ton of bricks" (withhold badly needed federal dollars) on states and school districts that resisted lifting charter school caps, ill-conceived merit pay schemes, mayoral control, or school "turnarounds," comes this: