Megan McArdle’s Head and My Head, Blogging on Education Politics

Megan McArdle and I filmed a long and juicy education Bloggingheads this afternoon, which you can check out here. I'll post two sections. First, my rather long disquisition on the troubling relationship between value-added teacher evaluation–which has been heavily promoted by the Obama administration and will soon be required in states including New York–and more standardized testing of kids. This is the topic of an upcoming feature story I'm working on.

 

Second, Megan and I struggle mightily to come to some common ground on the currently defunct D.C. Opportunity Scholarships, a voucher program that the Obama administration ended in 2009 and that House Republicans are now pushing to reinstate. And we debate the practical and ideological limits of "school choice."

 

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