So, chances are you’ve probably heard about the new push to put K-12 education front-and-center on the national agenda, through the documentary “Waiting for Superman” (which got airtime on “Oprah”, a major public platform if there ever was one) and through NBC’s “Education Nation”, which features a whole lot of edu-hoopla, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on “Meet the Press”, a 30-minute interview with President Barack Obama on education, and a teacher town hall meeting.
The NBC effort is funded in part by some of the same foundations that tried to steer the conversation to education in the 2008 campaign, with decidedly mixed results.
Some folks have high praise for these efforts, others say they’re just propaganda.
What do you think? I’ve put in two polls below, but feel free to expand on this issue in the comments section.
Do you think these are the right ideas?
And do you think it will make a difference?
UPDATE: We had some technical difficulties when this poll was first posted. If you weren’t able to vote before, please try again now!