"Embedding" Reporters in the Classroom Might Help Coverage

I've written in the past that I already think most education reports are a little too sympathetic to (and credulous towards) classroom teachers. It's also true that embedding reporters with military units has had a mixed record in terms of revealing unseen truths behind the war in Iraq.

Still, this Washington Post piece (Why can't we embed reporters with teachers or bus drivers?) makes you think: "Why can't we embed reporters with, say, Metro, or the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority, or Fairfax County public schools or Freddie Mac?"

Would it help? I'm guessing so -- especially when it comes to giving reporters a chance at understanding how things really work in schools as opposed to taking what teachers and administrators say as gospel.


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