Here are some of the many objections and cautions about using this study to do EXACTLY what Obama wants to do:
None of us are objecting to looking at the study carefully. None of us think this was a hack piece of work: it is serious scholarship and deserves a serious vetting.
BUT IT IS ONE STUDY! Should we throw away all of the scholarship about the errors inherent in VAM and the failure of merit pay on the basis of this ONE study? A study that itself cautions against the sweeping policy changes Obama implies tonight?
I am so greatly disappointed in this president right now. Those of us who are gravely concerned about what is happening to America's public education system deserved better than what we got tonight.
Why will he not listen to us? Why?