Misleading the State of Education: Zais Plays Partisan with School Praise

Superintendents of education in states across the U.S. are necessarily political positions, either political appointments or elected offices.

Should, then, a superintendent of education visit public school districts to praise excellence—especially in districts and schools struggling under the weight of poverty? Of course.

But in the current accountability era that persists in pursuing education policy not supported by research and in the wake of Tony Bennett’s school grade manipulation scandal (and concurrentevidence from Florida that school grades are yet another failed education policy), public praise for district and school success is often a cover for promoting partisan political agendas.

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