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Our Schools Columnists Must Do Better

Everybody seems to like the Bob Herbert column on school reform, but not me. I mean, I get that it's cool when a New York Times columnist writes about education, and even gets it pretty right (we need to do more than fiddle at the margins here). But the solutions -- charters, measuring teacher effectiveness -- seem pretty run of the mill among a certain set. And, as usual, there's nothing there about how to accomplish such things. (Kevin Carey here. Eduwonk here. American Reality here. Whitney Tilson here.
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