Obviously, Romney and Obama have no shortage of differences, some of them stark. But the shared desire to expand quality charter schools places both Romney and Obama on the right side of the same issue.
In education, changes in outcomes, such as graduation rates and college remediation rates, take years to show improvements. Closer to the ground, there is reason for hope.
What does it mean to "teach like a champion"? Can great teachers be reduced to, and developed by, a discrete set of tools and techniques?