This blog on Texas education contains posts on accountability, testing, college readiness, dropouts, bilingual education, immigration, school finance, race, class, and gender issues with additional focus at the national level.
in the accountability movement, anchored in conservative think tanks
like the American Enterprise Institute and the Texas Public Policy
Foundation, view colleges and universities as bastions of indolent
professors and inefficient bureaucracies ripe for market discipline. The
reformers tend to favor standardized testing, measuring the value of
schools and professors with data, the decoupling of research and
teaching, online learning and forcing institutions to make do with less
state support. At UT, regents appointed by Gov. Rick Perry and a host of
conservative reformers have been pressuring the university to adopt
accountability measures—an effort that faculty and many university
boosters consider dangerous ideological meddling."