Via our insightful friends in Sacto: "American journalists seem to reside in an echo chamber when it comes to reporting on schools and 'education reform'. Bill Gates and his initiative on education journalism may have something to do with that." In Hollywood, uber-talent agency CAA represents Michelle Rhee on her $50,000 speaking tours. Hence the uncritical journalism on one end, and the endless puffery on the other.
Flunking the Test | American Journalism Review
The American education system has never been better, several important measures show. But youd never know that from reading overheated media reports about failing schools and enthusiastic pieces on unproven reform efforts. Fri., March 30, 2012.