The education "reform" crowd is notorious for dumping dubious research about education onto the masses by duping the media into printing their findings as gospel. Often these reports are "leaked" to the press as working papers, with the statements of "Gosh, we never intended for anyone to see this version" reverberating throughout the press. A brief amount of reading the fine lines will tell you most of these "studies" come from the Hoover Institute, the Fordham Foundation or the Korat Task Force. Further investigation into these think tanks reveal no education experience or background of any of their researchers.The Great Lakes Center for Education Reseach and Practice
has decided to start monitoring
think tank research on public education issues and policies, ensuring that published work meets the quality and standards of university scholarship.
Entitled the Think Twice Review Project
, it also provides links to the homepages of some of the more popular think tank homepages.
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