I can’t shake that back to the future feeling these days. The Administration says let’s reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Republicans in Congress say vouchers! The House Education committee is holding hearings on regulations and flexibility (nevermind that the actual flexibility authority that exists in the current law is woefully underused). And we’re discussing program consolidation. Except for the economy it’s like the 1990s again.
Today is Patty Griffin’s birthday. From the education world:
Wow, here’s an evergreen headline. I continue to think that if the National Board doesn’t get in front of the cost-benefit issues associated with the credential (high cost and modest signaling effect) it’s in for a tough ride and it’s a missed opportunity for the field.