Earlier in the week, the Washington Post’s Jay Mathews used what must have been hypnosis to get three DC-area school superintendents to say that they supported national standards -- an idea that, as Mathews himself notes, has traditionally only been advocated by wonks and pundits (Superintendents Suggest Fixes For ‘No Child’). What kind of hell do you think those three superintendents are going to get when the Mathews spell wears off and their colleagues read what they’ve said? Note also that one of the superintendents represents Fairfax, VA -- the folks who didn’t want to test their ELL kids in English as required by NCLB. They don’t want the current NCLB but they want national standards. Hmmm.
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