NCLB Waiver Blackmail is a National Disgrace
I am quite angry at Obama’s handing off of the US Department of Education to Arne Duncan, a man who has never taught one day in his life. Because of Duncan’s leadership at the Dept. of Education we get states being blackmailed to make changes to the way they evaluate teachers (with no proof that these new evaluations work) in exchange for federal dollars. This IS the definition of blackmail and people should be outraged by it.
Here is a long article on Stateline.org which explains among other things how NJ’s governor is trying to link himself to this new policy. You know you have gone way off the rails wrong when you have the Republican Governor of New Jersey hitching himself to your federal education policies.