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Education in 2011

Susan Notes:

Here's Michael Petrilli's #1 prediction for education in 2011. Go to the url below and you'll get six more predictions.

Michael Petrilli

Want to know what 2011 will bring to the field of education reform? I̢۪m no fortune teller, but I̢۪m happy to offer these educated guesses.

1. Cathie Black will be gone by Easter. A betting man might say that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will stubbornly hold fast to his choice, but I foresee a breaking point a few months hence. It̢۪ll go down like this: Her gaffes continue, she loses support even among middle-class Gotham parents, she botches the release of teacher effectiveness data, and she stumbles with the politics of budget-cutting. Worried about a mass exodus of the Department of Education̢۪s senior staff, and sensing vulnerability on a marquee issue in his presidential run, Bloomberg finds an excuse to show her the door.

— Michael Petrilli
Fordham Institute Gadfly



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