The irony of the presidential MET [The MET School in Providence, R.I.] endorsement lies in the fact that the school is the anti-model for current administration policies and programs. The MET is a small-by-design school with a curriculum based on student interest. Its educators shun standardized testing in favor of performance-based assessments and the whole idea of tying teachers' (called advisors at The MET) to student test scores would be anathema to the whole MET approach.Maybe if we had an actual educator as EdSec, instead of a confirmed edufailure and English mangler, we wouldn't be in this mess of confusion.
Obama Is Confused, Maybe?
Mike Klonsky illuminates this
gaffe nugget from Obama's education talk today: