Does Indiana Inflate Its Progress On NCLB? Depends On Whether Kevin Carey Was A Good Budget Analyst!

ES’ Kevin Carey produces a report about how states inflate their progress under No Child Left Behind in their reports to the Department of Education. Newspaper coverage of the report in Indiana focuses on whether Kevin was a good budget analyst when he worked there (by all accounts he was). Interesting and nice for his resume but perhaps more germane is the issue of whether, well, Indiana is inflating its progress under NCLB or not? Would have been nice if the reporter had adjudicated his claims a bit? The state says he distorted things, readers want to know what!

Coming next: Wisconsin readers are left wondering if they can trust Carey because he can’t name the starters on the last Packers Super Bowl team…

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