I like and respect the folks at Chicago Public Radio but it was hard not to listen to their recent story about increases in alternative assessments (School Gives Special Ed Kids A Different Test, and Scores Soar) and not be reminded of a blog post on this site that covered much the same ground (Not Testing Some Kids Makes Schools Look Better) a few weeks ago.
I didn't get very far trying to address the issue with them at the time (though to be fair I didn't raise the biggest possible stink). But I'm still wondering: should WBEZ have credited D299 for being first to reveal that the Calumet City school they profiled was gaming the system (and how it was being done)? Does it matter whether it was a blog post written by me or a comment written by one of you that motivated them to follow up their original story? Or does this blog forego any right to credit because it uses so much outside content?