NYT And NCLB…And, Holster That Thing!

New York Times ed board weighed in on No Child twice over the holiday break…they diss the AFTies here and dump on everyone here. The second piece is must-read stuff. I’m not much on the NAEP option for moving toward national standards*, but the piece lays out the policy evolution and makes the point that No Child isn’t just a George Bush thing, something Democrats will do well to remember…

*In fact, I think the national standards crowd is well on their way to shooting themselves in the foot. The states are quietly starting to work together and discuss collaboration and some heavy-handed push from Washington could squelch some promising bottom-up innovation…

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