The Strangely Circular Politics Of Education

Liberal icon Ted Sizer doesn’t like No Child Left Behind or bureaucracy and centralized control in general, and he likes vouchers. A lot of conservatives feel the same way. In addition to being an interesting read, Sizer’s new book The Red Pencil illustrates why simple left-right labels fail in education debates today.

In the same vein, Ryan Sager points out why NCLB opponents shouldn’t be rushing to use Frederick Hess and Chester Finn as exhibit A for their case.

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