Valerie Strauss

Valerie Strauss writes the Answer Sheet blog for the Washington Post.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Corporate-Driven Report Exemplifies Failed Thinking on US Education
A new report being officially released today — by a Council of Foreign Relations task force chaired by Joel Klein and Condoleezza Rice — seems to want very much to be seen as the new “A Nation at Risk,” the seminal 1983 report that warned that America’s future was threatened by a “rising tide of mediocrity” in the country’s public schools.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Joel Klein, Condi Rice, and the Military-Business-Education Reform Complex
Sometime soon we can expect a report from the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security, chaired by Joel Klein and Condoleezza Rice.
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Friday, July 30, 2010
'The Dumbest Thing' in Education Thinking
It's a little hard to make sense of what happened this week in the world of education, but, let's give it a fast try: * President Obama gave a speech to the Urban League convention in which he joked about the Jersey Shore's Snooki and also said the following: "Now, over the past 18 months ... I think the single most important thing we've done is to launch an initiative called Race to the Top."
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