As much as I rant about Jay Mathews, the education reporter for the Washington Post, I have to give him credit for not shying away from his critics.

This week he turned his Class Struggle column over to them, offering clips from some not-so-nice posts (with links to the full articles) about his recent cheerleading for KIPP schools.

That doesn’t mean I think he’s right about KIPP, charter schools, and his “challenge” index.

Just brave.