I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pahk the Cah in Hahvahd Yahd

Just in case you thought Chris Christie was going to Harvard tomorrow to have a discussion of education "reform" in an impartial academic setting...

... let me disabuse you of the idea. Harvard plays host to the Education Innovation Laboratory, which is separate from its Graduate School of Education. EIL is funded by all the usual suspects, including Gates and Broad. They partner with KIPP and the Harlem Children's Zone and TFA; they've partnered with Michelle Rhee in Washington.

It would be hard for Christie to find friendlier academic ground to spew his nonsense than Harvard. Expect lots of praise for VAM-based teacher evaluation systems, and very, very little talk about their 35% error rates.


Anonymous said...

The Ledger has the Gov. "speaking to about 250 students and professors at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education."

Just a random group, SL?

Very sloppy--you'd never see an old schoool (Catholic school) newsman like Mulshine omit a key detail. Names were spelled right at least?

Anonymous said...

Note: my copy editor does not work on weekends.