The Fringe Wars…Begun They Have…

Per this item, Eduwonk wasn’t quite sure why, out of the blue, Alexander Russo decided to pick-on Fairtest, but now it is clear: Free PR! Fairtest has now issued a press release responding to Russo (and asking for money). Sure, they’re reduced to debunking bloggers but this sort of contretemps is good for everyone in the end.

Getting into the fringe mindset here’s Eduwonk’s bonus conspiracy theory: Fairtest paid Russo to launch his missive to (a) generate PR, sympathy, and money and (b) distract attention from the NAEP scores being touted by the big corporate moneyed interests and oligarchs!

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