July 21, 2012

JEREMY LOTT: “Did anybody else read this anti-summer break piece by Peter Orszag and feel the urge to give the author a tremendous wedgie?” “Let’s grant that there is some evidence of summer slippage. But to look at the vast wasteland that is American public education — the poor teaching, the awful curriculum, the low standards, the anemic achievement, the institutional resistance to needed reform — and say that the real problem is summer vacation takes a special sort of mind.”