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Remainders: Fenty exits; the Education Justice League enters

  • D.C. Mayor Fenty’s loss shows the flaws of the “heroic reformer” theory of change. (Jay Greene)
  • Is Rhee-style school reform politically dangerous? Two no’s and a hell yes. (Mead, Carey, Casey)
  • What will stay and what hangs in the balance if Rhee follows her boss and leaves. (The New Republic)
  • Suggestions for members of the “Education Justice League” who could replace Rhee. (Jay Mathews)
  • Election fallout includes the loss of a Republican with deep expertise in K-12 issues. (Politics K12)
  • Meet the man who will take over for George Miller if the Republicans take the House. (Politics K-12)
  • Norm Scott is trying to organize the ATR pool and reports making some headway. (EdNotes)
  • An attempt to make an Encyclopedia entry for “no-excuses charter schools.” (Dewey to Delpit)
  • The charter school boosters in Ohio are worrying that fast growth is sacrificing quality. (Flypaper)
  • Should Obama have been more honest about the good chance many kids will fail? (Joanne Jacobs)
  • Is education think tank “research” at a high enough quality to deserve that name? (National Journal)