Friday, February 11, 2011

State school boards 'anachronistic'

Our friends at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute have taken note of Oklahoma's plan to neuter the state board of education.

Defenders of state boards of education (and frankly, we’re not sure who they are) might claim that these bodies are essential guardians of the public trust. But, as with local boards, they strike us more as anachronistic features of a system perfectly designed to maintain the status quo.

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