Welcome Eduwonk to the wonderful world of edublogging. The new site, sponsored by the Progressive Policy Institute‘s 21st Century Schools Project, is off to a good start. It rips NY Timesman Michael Winerip’s latest attack on No Child Left Behind.
Under NCLB different states have different accountability plans, different standards, and different rules. Winerip makes easy sport of the differences between states. But what is his solution? A national accountability system applying to all the states? A single national test or national standards? Or maybe we just shouldn’t worry about those pesky subgroups and disaggregated accountability for at-risk kids? He doesn’t say.
At Winerip’s sample school black and special education students are way behind, Eduwonk reports. Is that OK?