Obama’s education record

Ty Eberhardt and I have a new feature
in Education Next looking
at President Obama’s first three years in office that’s worth checking out. We

and Duncan have been good on education reform, certainly better than any of
their Democratic predecessors. But to ignore the shortcomings of the
president’s K–12 education-reform record entirely would be a mistake, we think.
And it would also be bad for the country. The administration deserves to be
pressed on the cost-effectiveness of its education system bailouts, on the
results of its Race to the Top initiative, and on the wisdom of its approach to
federalism and separation of powers. Education may not play a major role in the
2012 election, but that doesn’t mean that Obama’s education policies should be
given a pass.

Read the whole thing here.

Michael J. Petrilli
Michael J. Petrilli is a President at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute