« Better, Faster, Stronger? | Main | Halloween Happenings Around NCLB Reauthorization »

Research, Politics, and -- Yes -- Personal Experience

Last week I linked to an article that mocked education research as a circus, to which some understandably took offense. Here's a recent ASBJ article on the same topic that may be more balanced but is no less scathing (Politics and Research). Advocates have learned to attack research methods ever more swiftly, even as research has gotten better, some say. Think tank "research" has all but eclipsed academic research in the policy debate in Washington. Not that better research would make a difference. Remember class size? Politics, budgets, ideology, and -- my favorite -- personal experience -- trump even the best studies. But there are a couple of folks out there doing good work, we're told -- not the usual suspects.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Advertisement

Recent Comments

  • Betsy Combier: Corruption is all about money, as we all know from read more
  • thegumbler: anyway anybody shootin off about video games blows solid read more
  • Martha: Obama is not for merit pay persay: he favors a read more
  • bob: he's ugly read more
  • Wilbert Moore: The following is a copy of the text of the read more

Archives

Categories

Technorati

Technorati search

» Blogs that link here