Chris Hayes does a pretty interesting overview here. It's a pleasure to see this issue getting some sunlight. For the past several years, you've pretty much had to be involved in the ed-reform subculture to hear even an ounce of criticism.
I'm posting it because I've been watching these issues here in Illinois for a while now, and I wouldn't be surprised if this level of mendacity eventually comes to light here. And I mean way, way beyond just UNO.
And now, the money quote from Tony Bennett's emails:
"The problem isn't with the school; it's with the metrics."