More Paige Turning

NYT’s Schemo takes a look at Paige’s exit as does MO’s Sager. Both note that conservative choiceniks are likely to be let down by the Spellings appointment. However, showing that preemption is not just a military strategy, Fordham’s Finn calls for choice to be the central organizing principle of Bush II.

Here’s Paige’s resignation statement. How does he know that about the reading scores? Russ Whitehurst, over to you?

Wash Post’s Jay Mathews takes a look at the complicated issue of measuring learning in college. And, NCES has new data on collegiate persistence and completion here.

On Sunday this Washington Post editorial made a good point about the suburban achievement gap and how No Child is laying the problem bare.

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