Friday, February 25, 2005

You can’t have it both ways

I saw this Newsweek piece in my GoogleNews Alert for Education. It’s on a bipartisan panel that came to some conclusions. Here’s the part with which I take issue:

...a bipartisan panel of state lawmakers this week said the education law is unconstitutional, deeply flawed and lacks sufficient funding.
Either the law is unconstitutional and therefore must be eliminated, which I believe is the case under the 10th Amendment, or it needs to be fixed and funded better. Sorry, panel, you can’t have it both ways.

The rest of the article is pretty standard, with the obligatory mentions of too much testing, teaching to the test, killing creative teaching, yada, yada, yada... Worth a read nonetheless.

TOPIC: Education