....in reviewing Kaine’s education policy chops, what’s in his record may not be as important as what isn’t: the current education establishment’s policy checklist of standardization, high-stakes testing, allowing charter schools to sort students by income and ability, and keeping teachers under the authoritative thumb of test-based evaluations – there’s none of that.... The years progressives have put into organizing, voicing opposition to current education policies, and calling for new directions in education are likely having an effect on “this new Democratic Party” too. No wonder people who’ve enjoyed their cushy places at the top are nervous. --- Jeff Bryant
|DFED - Democrats for Education Deform|
So I'm pretty disappointed that the pro-Bernie educators has very little impact on him in relation to education issues, which were practically buried in the primaries. As for Hillary -- there this comment from Michael Fiorillo who sent us the Jeff Bryant piece.
We'll see... I'm inclined to think Hillary will betray us, since as a general rule that's what she does... Michael FiorilloJeff Bryant is a reliable reporter on ed issues, lining up against the ed deformers so I find this an interesting piece.
Is Tim Kaine a Sign Democrats Are Leaving the 'Education Reform Camp?'