Looking Back At The Year That Was: The Fordham Version
Then there’s the ever-convenient ten-item format, which is always a nice touch. Last but not least, Finn’s observations, which among them include the obvious (lowered state expectations, increasing mistrust of state test results), the noteworthy (a caution against jumping on the STEM and universal preschool bandwagons, the spread of “brand-name” public schools like KIPP, et al), and the innovative (the benefits of a delayed NCLB reauthorization). I'm not sure I think that choice is quite on the march the way that Finn does, and would add cautions on other fads (Mandarin instruction, for example. But still worth checking out.