January 23, 2008

President Bush nominates non-researcher buddy of Jeb to second term on the National Board of Education Sciences

I didn't catch this until the daily Fritzwire, but last week's nomination of four members to the National Board of Education Sciences included a second term for Phil Handy, former head of the Florida Board of Education, a businessman, and someone who never impressed me when he was the Board of Ed chair here. My understanding of the board is that it should serve as an advisory capacity for rigorous research. Handy's reappointment looks like a continued preference for ideology over research.

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Posted in Education policy on January 23, 2008 12:39 PM |