I'm always glad to see a well-written Washington Post commentary piece. It makes me hopeful that some of our national politicians might see it.
To me, we're entering the portion of education reform where some of the unintendend consequences start to really play out. Many of the reforms have been in place long enough that we have some data on what is working and what is not.
This willy-nilly scattershot approach to education reform is not useful in a world of limited resources and bottomed-out revenues. Especially when said scattershot approach claims to be "market-based" and manages to offer incredible profits to a select few, without the results for our children that we have every right to expect from such large expenditures.
Alway good to re-examine the assumptions.