Sensing a timely opportunity, Ed Next is rushing out its summer profile of EdSec Spellings to coincide with all the hullabaloo surrounding her upcoming appearance on the Hill, etc. Still, can a profile put out by folks (Finn, Petrilli et al) who are distinctly on the outs with Spellings be taken seriously -- and does the profile offer anything that we don’t already know? Not from the press release, it seems. The fact that Spellings is on the hotseat is pretty clear, and we already know that Spellings was a hard-ass during the first few years, and then turned softie when she became Secretary in 2005. (I wrote about this nearly a year ago in the National Review Online.) But I’m sure former EdWeeker Michelle Davis has lots of new tidbits and information that will deepen and update the story, and, in fairness, the folks at EdNext have never done any ideological meddling in the articles I’ve written for them. Check it out and let me know.
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