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Are Obama and Duncan Pursuing the Right School Strategies?

By Michele McNeil — October 21, 2009 1 min read

Over at GothamSchools, Elizabeth Green has a great post about one of President Obama’s former education advisers who, during a panel discussion today, brought a dose of skepticism about the administration’s education reform strategy.

Though Christopher Edley, the dean of the law school at University of California, Berkeley, praised Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for putting education reform on the national discussion agenda, he also asked some thought-provoking questions. Among them:

—Is the Obama administration relying too heavily on competition—for money and students—to spur change?

—And, shouldn’t the administration be doing more to regulate schools?

Read more here.