Duncan uses a lot of jargon too, but it is easy to understand what he is trying to do with education: expand charter schools, increase student standardized testing, link teacher pay to test scores and close down the nation’s lowest-performing schools.
Unfortunately, what is not easy to understand is why President Obama's education secretary is pushing those initiatives. This administration was supposed to bring some reason back into education reform after the failed era of No Child Left Behind.
But from the looks of it, Secretary Duncan may be taking on a race to somewhere even worse.
"Reason" Not An Administration Value
Over at The Answer Sheet, Valerie Strauss kicks Duncan and Obama, deservedly, in the teeth: