Saturday, June 09, 2007

A National Test 

The fallout from the National Education Center report showing that student test scores have improved due to the NCLB law is highly predictable. Here's the editors of the Washington Post calling for a single nation-wide exam. This should make Diane Ravitch extremely happy as the NYU processor has been calling for this for years.

Now along comes Education Secretary Margaret Spellings saying that a national exam would be a mistake. Her argument against it contains this shocking observation:

Under the Constitution, states and localities have the primary leadership role in public education. They design the curriculum and pay 90 percent of the bills. Neighborhood schools deserve neighborhood leadership, not dictates from bureaucrats thousands of miles away.
And what is NCLB?

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