The Downside Of Popularity

I've written in the past that there are dangers as well as opportunities that come along with education being a much-discussed issue, and the Ed Sector's Kevin Carey picks that up in his post from yesterday:

"The good thing about articles like Paul Tough's much-discussed NY Times piece about the achievement gap is that they get a lot of people talking about an important educational issue," writes Carey over at TQATE. "The bad thing is that many of those people don't really know what they're talking about."

UPDATE: Joe Williams picks up on the issue of whether KIPP teachers really work 16-hour days.

UPDATE 2: School of Blog has perhaps the most honest reaction to the Times article: Sometimes things are just too seminal to read.


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