The Education Gadfly Daily

Liam Julian
Flypaper is the source for this Chroncle of Higher Education story , which profiles McCain's education team. We revealed McCain's edvisors last week, here .
School Funding's Tragic Flaw ,??a new paper from Education Sector's Kevin Carey and Marguerite Roza of the Center on Reinventing Public Education is a nice, quick introduction to the reasons that school funding is often inequitable and unfair and??under-funds the neediest schools. Carey and Roza...
Liam Julian
The American Enterprise Institute's education scholar, Rick Hess, has a new piece out about mayoral control of district schools. Basically, Hess concludes that mayoral control is no panacea for a city's educational problems... so cross it off your "Educational Panacea" list.
Nice to see that at least one state is trying to exorcise its anti-Catholic demons . If??the country cares about saving its Catholic schools , it should hope Florida's efforts are elsewhere replicated.
Liam Julian
This week's Gadfly is now available for public consumption . Fordham's nascent research director, Amber Winkler, makes her Gadfly debut with a smart editorial about Reading First (she says it's not yet dead). And former Massachusetts Commissioner of Education David P. Driscoll and the former...
Liam Julian
Check out this New York Daily News column about career and technical education (formerly vocational education). Not only is career and technical education nothing to laugh at, it's a way to replace the unrealistic "college for all" bias of public schooling with a greater degree of practical...
It's not quite as bad as Marion Barry embracing vouchers , but is it necessarily a positive development that the United Way has selected dropout prevention as one of its three key initiatives? As the Washington Post reports, The United Way of America , alarmed at the nation's fraying safety net,...
Liam Julian
It's tough to capture a summer internship at Fordham. Expectant mothers often email us tabula rasa resumes on behalf of promising blastocysts, in fact, to be updated as??Embryonic Emmy??and Zygote Zach grow and garner accomplishments over the impending score. This summer, however, we have an...
Liam Julian
Someone once wrote , "You can't trust Alexander Russo to report on a school bake sale and give an accurate account of the price of brownies," so one hesitates to put much stock in this post . It is nonetheless peculiar that a gaggle of bloggers would criticize other bloggers for blogging, or that...
To further illustrate the point that contamination may have occurred among Reading First and presumably "non" Reading First schools, a point I made in my piece in??today's Gadfly ,??Connie Choate, the director of Arkansas Reading First, writes: I believe the design of the Impact Study is flawed.??...

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