The Fordham Foundation Yet Again Pretends to Lean Right to Attack Rick Perry From the Left
Yesterday on National Review Online, Checker Finn took one pot shot after another at the state of Texas and publicly displayed his hand-wringing over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s potential influence on national education policy. You see, Mr. Finn tries – quite unsuccessfully in my view – to target Texas “bravado” as the threat to a sound education policy. On the one hand, he attempts to | Read More »
In Which I Praise Arne Duncan
Arne Duncan is getting a lot of heat for telling the truth. You heard me. Duncan said, “The best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina. That education system was a disaster.” Yep. Duncan, of course, did not point the finger at teachers’ unions, the bloated bureaucracy, or any of the major causes, but the fact is that yes, | Read More »
Is this a can of worms worth opening?
From Georgia State Senator Seth Harp: “Merging Historically Black Colleges such as Savannah State University and Albany State College with nearby white-majority schools, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Darton College, will save our taxpayers and the state a significant amount of money. It is not my intention to close any of these institutions, but to strengthen them and make them better. HBCUs should keep their | Read More »