Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most implausible of them all? It's a close run thing. None of the parties are levelling with us about the flesh-eating politics of austerity that we'll face for the next few years.
Many of us who support school choice do so because of our hope that competition will force recalcitrant districts and unions to reform. The theory of action goes something like this: Offer poor parents and their kids real options outside the (unionized) public schools.
NationalJournal.com: As states work to devise modern testing regimes, how much weight should they put on evaluating students consistently versus depth of analysis? Do you favor a particular assessment model? If so, why?