"Education Secretary Arne Duncan will need to hold firm against the likes of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers’ union, and others who are predictably clinging to the status quo."
So, anyone who opposes the federal government's imposition of very specific set of controversial, untested policies gets tagged as "clinging to the status quo."
- Concerned about potentially harmful unintended consequences? Clinging to the status quo.
- Concerned about the capacity of state and local departments of education to implement statistically complicated and data intensive teacher value-added measurement models in a "fair and sensible" manner? Clinging to the status quo.
- Concerned about intensification of the already-awful standardized testing regime of young children? Clinging to the status quo.
- Concerned about your tax dollars getting pissed away (again) on the latest educational boondoggle? Yep, clinging to the status quo.
Please consider the possibility that some of us opposed to the Race to the Trough regs would, in fact, love to see some change, but this is not change we can believe in.