If education reform fails, what will happen? Two Washington Post op-eds preview the future, writes Eduwonk.
Michael Gerson lauds the spread of choice and increasing chances that it could happen at scale. On the same page Eugene Robinson announces that Atlanta shows the folly of incentives linked to testing.
Both show what’s likely if reform efforts collapse, writes Eduwonk. ”
It’s not a return to the old days of benign neglect where the money flowed pretty freely and consequences were scarce.”
Instead, he predicts more choice, less accountability and limited funding.
Choice without accountability is not
the “formula for widespread improvement,” he writes.