As usual, I’ll take Jack Jennings’ bland but usually unerring take on what’s going to happen on Hill-related education issues over what pretty much every other prognosticator has to say. This includes Andy Rotherham’s commentary (NPR : Conservatives and No Child Left Behind) from NPR on Friday, which covers little new ground and seems to overestimate the current dangers facing the law from Congressional conservatives and the left. (For example, there is no hard and fast rule that right-left alliances always squash education initiatives. If they did, NCLB would never have come to be.) Bring back Eduwonk Andy, I say -- Ed Sector Andy may be more grown-up, but is much less fun and not obviously more insightful.
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