Spellings A No-Show On House Witness List

To what I'm sure will be the dismay of some observers, it looks like the 2nd House education committee hearing is going to focus on the "secret AYP loophole" issue that the Associated Press gave such prominence.

It's scheduled for Tuesday at 1030 in Rayburn 2175 and the witness list so far includes Ray Simon from USDE and Ron Peiffer from the Maryland SDE. (Given that it's been on Spellings' watch that the subgroup sizes and other games have grown wildly, I'm not surprised she's a no-show.)

According to her official schedule, Spellings is busy that morning speaking at the National Kinder Excellence Teaching Award Press Conference at the Willard Hotel.

UPDATE: I'm sure not everyone will agree with what I have to say, but the National Review Online has just posted my latest piece on Margaret Spellings: The Near-Death Of NCLB.


Blogger NYC Educator said...

And who better to give a teaching award than someone, like her predecessor, who's never taught a day in her life.

Thank God we have Margaret Spellings to save our children from that awful Buster the Bunny.

8:01 PM  
Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Hmmm. I'm sure it's all just a coincidence.


3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teacher or not, she is the Secretary of Education, and to have there giving out the largest ($100,000 sponsored by Mr. Fisher and the KIPP Foundation) award for excellence in teaching is nothing short of an honor.

12:15 PM  

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