"Least influential of education's most influential information sources."
-- Education Week Research Center
"full of very lively short items and is always on top of the news...He gets extra points for skewering my high school rating system"
-- Jay Mathews, The Washington Post
"a daily dose of information from the education policy world, blended with a shot of attitude and a dash of humor"
-- Education Week
"unexpectedly entertaining"..."tackle[s] a potentially mindfogging subject with cutting clarity... they're reading those mushy, brain-numbing education stories so you don't have to!"
-- Mickey Kaus
"a very smart blog... this is the site to read"
-- Ryan Lizza
"everyone who's anyone reads Eduwonk"
-- Richard Colvin
"designed to cut through the fog and direct specialists and non-specialists alike to the center of the liveliest and most politically relevant debates on the future of our schools"
-- The New Dem Daily
"peppered with smart and witty comments on the education news of the day"
-- Education Gadfly
"don't hate Eduwonk cuz it's so good"
-- Alexander Russo, This Week In Education
"the morning's first stop for education bomb-throwers everywhere"
-- Mike Antonucci, Intercepts
"…the big dog on the ed policy blog-ck…"
-- Michele McLaughlin
"I check Eduwonk several times a day, especially since I cut back on caffeine"
-- Joe Williams
"...one of the few bloggers who isn't completely nuts"
-- Mike Petrilli, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
"I have just three 'go to' websites: The Texas Legislature, Texas Longhorn sports, and Eduwonk"
-- Sandy Kress
"penetrating analysis in a lively style on a wide range of issues"
-- Walt Gardner
-- Education Week's Alyson Klein
-- Susan Ohanian
Smart List: 60 People Shaping the Future of K-12 Education
2 Replies to “Going Mobile”
Re: Petrilli article. I wasn’t aware Charles Murray was to be listened to by anybody about anything for any reason. As for NCES or any other use of stats–the numbers show what people do, why they do it is open to interpretation.
Income level mobility?
David Frum has an interesting rebuttal to Murray in the Daily Beast.
I say let these liberal arts goof balls duke it out. At least then they will stay out of the way of the more productive mathematicians and scientists.
I think the ACLU and some guy or gal somewhere ought to sue the entire edu-reform movement for violating his or her civil rights. For years the liberal arts have LIED TO THE PUBLIC and DECEIVED THEM AND THEIR YOUNG by co-opting the title social “SCIENCE”.
They have abused the scientific method, used questionable results bordering on FRAUD to drive social policy in this country, and have pushed political agendas that FORCE the rest of us to march to their opinions.
We need a class action lawsuit that strips the word “science” from social science. And it must include a ban on any think tank research that would drive national policy.
The reasoning is simple: If public policy schools worked this country would NOT be in the mess it is politically. And if economics worked then our economy would NOT be in the mess it is.
Honestly, economists are now flooding the edu-reform movement with a major “FAIL” badge on their chests: The failed to predict or warn consumers about the housing crisis; They failed to warn investors about the internet bubble; They failed to warn about the crippling inflation of the 70’s; They failed to warn about the Great Depression.
The field of economics is known more for what it CANNOT do right, than for what it can. Economists cannot even manage to agree on what has happened in the past.
For these reasons, the field of social science should be renamed “social stuff”. Let’s hope the ACLU steps forward for the little guy and takes this on.