Three Lessons From Newark
Cory Booker on the defensive, potentially disrupting his efforts to revamp the state's largest urban school system. Second, as The Gadfly reminds us, it highlights the utter uselessness of NCLB's unsafe schools option. That's also a timely reminder of what happens when states and districts are allowed to come up with their own definitions (in this case, for "persistently dangerous"). Congressman Miller may say he wants a law that's fair and flexible, but we should all worry about what happens if he gets his wish.