From my post today at WHYY Newsworks,”What’s More Important: Local Control or Student Outcomes?”
In New Jersey, nothing gets our blood boiling faster than the threat of state intervention in the affairs of local schools. Every time the Department of Education starts lurching around provincial borders, we summon our inner Ron Pauls and start mewling about the virtues of home rule and the clumsy overreach of governmental power-hungry dunderheads.
But when is a school district dysfunctional enough to warrant that interference?
Read the rest here.