Too Clever By Half (or $100 Billion)?

New analysis from Bellwether takes a look at the stimulus dollars for education, what happened, and what we can learn. Here’s a direct link to the paper itself (pdf). We produced this with Education First Consulting. Punchline:  A lot less reform than the rhetoric might you to believe but some bright spots and clear lessons if there is a next time.  The dollars were rhetorically structured to do reform and stimulus but, with a few exceptions, not designed to flow that way.

By the way, we used Patrick “Eduflak” Riccards’ Exemplar Strategic Communications for outreach and press on this report. If you need similar services, can’t recommend him strongly enough.

Update: Ed Week here, San Jose Merc here.

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