Leafy Mike Is Back!

He’s been pretty critical of No Child Left Behind lately, but when the chips are down Mike “No Child’s Greatest Potential is in the ‘leafy’ suburbs” Petrilli is seemingly back on the reservation!

I think the risk that special populations here like LEP kids and minority kids in the suburbs get thrown under the bus is very real and I can only assume that at places like the AFT they’re at least questioning the wisdom of some of the rhetoric because the urban v. suburban dynamic is in play here. But, politics aside, a system that better triages schools to focus the most intensive remedies on the worst actors does make sense. There are arguably better ways to do that than what is being proposed but the conversation is reasonable.

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