Education has been in the spotlight a lot these past few weeks. I'm disappointed that the best the Federal Government can do with education reform is angled toward movements like 'No Child Left Behind' and 'Race to the Top' or even by shallow, sensationalized and heavily biased debates like NBCs foray into 'Education Nation'... but I'm not terribly surprised. Racing to the top of standardized testing results... is no solution. Yong Zhao wrote a great piece on it (web site down atm but will hopefully be back up by the time you read this).
There are great educational projects out and about and I'd like to think that we'd be inviting people like Zhao, Alfie Kohn, Gary Stager, Will Richardson or Chris Lehmann to the tables before we snap in any more Federal mandates.