November 21, 2007

Clinton pulled towards culture

The headline for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer run of an AP story, Clinton raps teacher merit pay, is apt in one way: While I don't think you'll ever see Senator Clinton rapping, she is running towards her husband's small-to-vanishing idea of focusing on culture rather than policy. She backed away from performance-pay ideas and talked about broadcast-media violence and school uniforms, both staples of the Bill Clinton presidential discourse. The research on all of these ideas (including performance pay) is mediocre at best in terms of any consensus for policy, but it'll be interesting to see if she continues shifting towards the culture theme.

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Posted in Education policy on November 21, 2007 10:24 AM |