This is just a sampling of the hard data that should give pause to Duncan and Obama's capitulation to the corporate ed reform oligarchs, whose ideological agendas are driving education policy, evidence be damned. The question faced by states: is it worth it to jeopardize public schools for what amounts to chump change, just to expand the education industry and to create a new unaccountable and unregulated corporate bureaucracy to be in charge of the children we have essentially thrown away?
Evidence? We Don't Need No Stinking Evidence!
I sure wish the rigor Duncan expects of teachers and students were also expected of him and his data. But, alas, no amount of data is ever enough to sway those who are well funded. Here is a quote from Jim Horn's latest on the nonsense: