By bringing private advocates to the fore in education, Arne Duncan further opened public education to privatized influences.
Separation of disciplines in academia hurts our ability to innovate and solve big problems.
If the Opt Out movement has gained ground, it is not without reason. Testing has not only pushed learning out, but taught people how to "game" the system.
With teachers leaving the profession in large numbers and a drop in candidates applying to teaching programs, it is time to take a fresh look at education reforms.