The Media Bullpen, a critique of education reporting, was launched this week by the Center for Education Reform, which supports school choice, including charters and vouchers. It’s an ambitious project: CER hopes to expand its staff to a dozen analysts who will review hundreds of education stories daily.
The site isn’t designed to push an agenda, CER President Jeanne Allen told Linda Perlstein on The Educated Reporter.
“The issue is not that education is underreported,” she said. “It’s either misreported or doesn’t really focus on the issues at hand.” If there’s a bias, she said, “it’s that education is critical, achievement is down and needs to be better.”
Perlstein has doubts on the no-agenda part.