Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Wacky Broad Prize

I find it weird that to win the Broad Prize not only do you not have to make AYP, but you don't need mayoral control, merit pay, TFA, or charter schools.

OTOH, you need do need a really strictly aligned curriculum. The fact that this strategy pursued over eight years, including four years as a Broad finalist, has not raised the graduation rate enough to meet AYP is not relevant.



Claus von Zastrow said...

Actually, in this I would give Broad credit. Aldine has been doing some great stuff over the past years. I wouldn't have expected Broad to look past flawed measures like AYP.

Tom Hoffman said...

Of course, the fact that Paige and Spellings are a quarter of the award panel is pretty weird too. Did they object? Notice? Care?