Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jimmy Carter? Lyndon Johnson?

Jay Mathews provides an equally inaccurate counterpoint to Geoffrey Canada's historical analysis:

The speech puts Obama without any further doubt in the long line of Democratic party leaders who have embraced accountability in schools through testing, even at the risk of seeming to be in league with the Republican Party. His explicit endorsement of the tough Massachusetts testing system — a favorite of GOP conservatives — will irritate many teachers and education activists in his own party, but that group of Democrats has not had a champion who has ever gotten closer to the presidency than former Vermont governor Howard Dean, and we know how his candidacy turned out.

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