Thursday, November 17, 2016

CURMUDGUCATION: Chait Sends Ed News from Alternate Universe

CURMUDGUCATION: Chait Sends Ed News from Alternate Universe:

Chait Sends Ed News from Alternate Universe

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New York magazine ran a piece by Jonathan Chait that considers some more ed policy possibilities from the upcoming Trump administration-- but just to switch things up a bit, his article throws around pieces of news from some alternate universe.


"Will Trump Give Education Reform the Kiss of Death?" is a legitimate question, but Chait throws in some ideas that are just counterfactual. The hook here is to consider the hypothetical Ed Secretarydom of either Eva Moskowitz (Success Academy) and She Who Will Not Be Named (former DC Chancellor and reformster cover girl). These hypotheticals are certainly legitimate-- hell, Trump may well appoint Britney Spears to the post, so any conjecture has a non-zero chance of accuracy.

But in the article, Chait keeps dropping little anti-truth bombs.

First, this little piece of ed reform history:

Teachers unions revolted, eventually joining with congressional Republicans to block funding for 
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