Mike is a chicken Andy is a cheater

Mike declares the podcast coup over as he returns from his travels. He and Andy Smarick, now officially a routine guest host, discuss Duncan's Race to the Top criteria, Fordham's new graduation-rate primer, and Florida's template "poof" phrases on the state test. Then Amber, much tanner and rested but still bringing a research punch, discusses CEP's latest report on the test score "plateau effect." Stafford finishes up with a teacher party gone wild--and paid for with public dollars--on Rate that Reform.