A Warning to Democratic Education Reformers

A Warning to Democratic Education Reformers
Eric GregoryThe Journal-Star via AP

When Democrats win big like they did in the early November elections, Republicans understandably get nervous. But there's another political faction that has something to fret about: folks who've aligned themselves with what's come to be called "education reform”: the embrace of school privatization, standardized testing and tough-on-teacher measures. Although the reform campaign has long been marketed as a bipartisan cause, it's increasingly apparent that the better Democrats do at the polls, the worse the education reform agenda does.

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