Obama’s faulty education logic: What he said and failed to say is a very good column by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post analyzing the education portions of the President’s State of the Union message.

She notes something that struck me, too:

Obama also talked about the importance of local control of education.

“You see, we know what’s possible for our children when reform isn’t just a top-down mandate, but the work of local teachers and principals; school boards and communities.”


The federal government has been telling states and local districts what to do for nearly a decade, ever since No Child Left Behind was passed by president George W. Bush’s administration. Race to the Top just continued that pattern.

Feel free to share any thoughts you might have about his speech….