Mike and Andy the Duke and Butler of ed policy

Rick skips town to attend the NCAA finals in Indianapolis. (It's ok to be jealous.) So this week bitter two-point rivals Mike and Andy discuss the RTTT winners, Minnesota's changes for charter authorizers, whether virtual schools are the next silver bullet, and whose forthcoming book will make the New York Times bestseller list. Then Research Intern Daniela sits in for Amber "I'm on jury duty" Winkler on the Research Minute; she reports on a new study from Northwestern that finds NCLB does affect achievement?when tied to high standards and rigorous accountability. And finally Rate that Reform throws a Tea Party for the elderly.