The morning Post tells me that our new Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, gets $5 billion from the newly approved economic stimulus bill to support “educational innovation”.
What the article doesn’t do is offer a clear idea of what anyone in charge means by “innovation”.
However, I have a couple of ideas for where to start.
Kill off No Child Left Behind and go looking for classrooms that don’t look like they did fifty years ago, including those not in the US.
And don’t send a dime to KIPP or anyone pushing AP classes as their one and only solution.