Wishful Thinking About Obama

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feels to me like there's at least a little bit of wishful thinking in

Bruce Fuller's post about Barack Obama in the New York Times (Right About Education).

In particular, Fuller seems to think that Obama would abandon much of

the accountability and testing regimen of NCLB in favor of new

programs, controlled charter school expansion, and early childhood

education. Obama has become notoriously hard to read on issues that

divide his supporters -- his campaign famously announced that Obama

approves of both the Broader Bolder agenda AND the Education Equity

Project. But I don't think dismantling the "top-down" standards and

accountability system is what Obama wants to do -- or what's going to

happen. For starters, neither charter accountability, nor performance

pay work without them.

[Cross-posted from TWIE]

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