Class Struggle: David F. Labaree

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/08/2010

Why low standards for education are good

No education scholar in America throws an analytical knuckleball as well as David F. Labaree of Stanford University. You are reading along, enjoying the clarity of his prose and the depth of his research, thinking his argument is going one way when--whoops!--it breaks in another direction altogether.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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