The Obama administration's new rhetoric on testing shows the tide may be turning against corporate education reformers.
Childhood has become a period of high-stakes preparation for life in a stratified economy.
Education is not a design problem with a technical solution. It’s a social and political project neoliberals want to innovate away.
Now, instead of saying "our socioeconomic system is failing us,” an entire generation of children will learn to say, “I have failed myself.”