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A Reality Check For Education Rhetoric

By Alexander Russo — April 18, 2007 1 min read

One of my favorite sites, FactCheck.org, is up for a Webby and has a new look, which reminds me that what education really needs is an education version of FactCheck.org -- a nonpartisan, trustworthy filter to help sift through the rhetoric, the reports, and all the rest.

What about the Think Tank Research Project? My sense is the project, while well intended, is problematically located at an ed school and seems to take aim exclusively at right-leaning reports rather than an even mix. We need something that’s situated independently, staffed with knowledgeable individuals, and takes on bad research wherever it might show up -- at think tanks left and right, at universities, or from research firms.

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