Beginning today, Education Week is launching a new blog about the Golden State, which I will be conducting, one hopes with the help of a few friends. The first pieces are up at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/on_california/ Go, look, comment. Soon, I will write a piece about why I am doing this, which will be posted on the EdWeek site.
Education Week has published an opinion piece about California that I think sets the tone for substantive discussions about the direction of public education in the United States. The state, pointedly, is not following Arne Duncan’s lead, but it is not following Diane Ravitch either. It’s headed in a third, or is it a fourth, way. [...]