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Entries by Michael J. Petrilli from 06/2012

GAO and George Miller Don't Understand How Special Education Works

| Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

Today's "exquisitely-timed" GAO report has set off an avalanche of accusations at charter schools for "discriminating" against students with disabilities. George Miller, who requested the study, told the Washington Post that the news was "sobering."

Arne Scorns Iowa: Political Courage or Political Suicide?

| Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

Iowans love their schools and their teachers; it's not going to be hard to paint this as a classic case of Washington bureaucrats gone wild.