In local media there is a lot of pushback on the targets that various states have set under their No Child Left Behind waivers. Latest I’ve seen is Oregon, here. Was Arne Duncan’s cunning gambit to give the states enough leeway that they’d take outrageous steps that would create a backlash and a call for more accountability in the end? I doubt it! But that’s one theory.
Keep an eye on San Jose and also on how this interesting deal between the union and the city plays in the CA legislature… Oh, and yeah, LAUSD is still a cluster. Also watch Newark and the impact of the pending vote on the new contract there (the vote is delayed because of the storm).
Here’s an edujob that let’s you work from anywhere in the country on education innovation issues for the Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust (pdf). Special bonus: You get to work closely with the great Ethan Gray.