D’s And Education

Shep Barbash responds to Robert Gordon’s TNR article. So far the Gordon article has occasioned little public response, but much behind the scenes tongue wagging. Interesting generational split on responses…unscientific Eduwonk poll: Younger D’s excited, older ones resigned to today’s power arrangements…

Also, key Edward Kennedy aide Michael Dannenberg is moving to the New America Foundation to run the ed policy shop there. Their most notable education idea to date is a far-fetched plan to nationalize education funding and then distribute it through universal vouchers. Sort of a Milton Friedman meets Chaka Fattah sort of scheme. Dannenberg’s not heretofore known as a voucher guy…probably reasonable to expect more grounded policy ideas with him at the helm…unless NCLB really was a stalking horse for vouchers, oh no!

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