My composite rating so far is "luke warm."
As loyal Flypaper readers know, last week we introduced the Obama Administration Reform-o-Meter. This handy contraption analyzes the reform-mindedness of key administration decisions, from policy pronouncements to personnel decisions and beyond. I offer a rating, from Ice Cold to Red Hot, and the Flypaper community gets to weigh in, too. I also weight each event by its importance on a scale of 1-10.
So how hot is the new administration when it comes to education reform? We've taken two readings thus far, first for Arne Duncan's selection as Secretary of Education (an 8 in terms of importance), and then for the President's stimulus plan (a 5), which I equated with the House bill.
Readers' composite rating so far is "neutral."
I rated the first as "Warm" and the second as "Chilly" for a composite ranking of "Luke Warm." Flypaper readers agreed with me about Duncan but were tougher on the stimulus, weighing in with a solid "Cold" reading, for a composite of "Neutral." Either way, the bottom line is that President Obama...