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.
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