Piling On The Democratic Think Tanks

Ed Knows Policy, and he's even more critical of the center-left education think tanks than I am. The Center on American Progress papered its recent education event with interns to make the room seem full. The Hamilton Project's Robert Gordon is "a classic DC type -- a lawyer who latches on to campaigns giving policy advice in hopes that his guy gets elected and appoints him to something." (Something wrong with that?) And the Hamilton Project's much-touted paper is full of ideas about performance pay and retention that "have all been tried before or have been in circulation for decades" -- and are apparently refuted by their own authors.

Welcome to the party, Ed. So far, it's just you and me (Not Another Center-Left Think Tank, National Testing Jumps The Shark). But I think there are others, and I'm hoping we can prod everyone into doing better.


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