Political churning puts education on a murky path

Alan Borsuk:

If you want to know how kids are doing in school or how a school is doing overall, what do you need?

I’d suggest two things: A clear and steady idea of what you’re trying to accomplish and a clear and steady way of telling whether you’re accomplishing that.

A third thing would seem valuable also: Having a clear and steady plan for what to do if kids or schools are falling short.

All three of these steps are undergoing a lot of change at the federal and state levels. “Clear and steady” is the not the phrase I’d apply to a lot of things.

Worse than the low bar wkce?