As we’ve said before, we’re not planning on using this space to promote Common Core. But I want to point out a nice piece of press we recently received, along the way to making another point. On Monday NYT columnist Bob Herbert twice cited research from our first report, Still at Risk, in a column he wrote complaining about the paucity of education debate in the presidential race. You can read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/22/opinion/22herbert.html?em&ex=1209182400&en=40030a4a6ca6213b&ei=5087%0A
We agree entirely with Herbert. And so do others, apparently. Because today Herbert’s column–now three days old–still ranks as the third most emailed opinion piece on nyt.com. Yesterday it ranked second. People are concerned about the quality of education their children are receiving. Let’s get the candidates talking about it!