Kati Haycock takes on the new ARRA reporting requirements. And she has a point. Transparency has its limitations anyway, weak definitions compound that. The “highly qualified teacher” language in federal law has been so watered down as to be completely devoid of meaning.
Some obvious education implications from this Times Mag story on health care.
And, last month in the WSJ Richard Whitmire and I noted that media tastes were changing in terms of how teachers’ unions were viewed. Interestingly, neither The Times nor the WaPo ed pages thought much of the recent New Haven teachers’ contract agreement. The WaPo weighed-in on that today (and called out Secretary Duncan on the stalled DC teachers’ contract talks).