Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Framing questions 

This post from Eduwonk, on an anti-NCLB ad, has the line of the day, in the form of a question and then an update with the answer:
Who paid for this ad anyway? ... Turns out, according to a reliable source, that the ad only cost about $11K, which is, almost, chump change.  In fact, by Eduwonk's rough estimate it's only about $733 per falsehood -- a real bargain in today's economy!

Eduwonk also notes that the education question in opinion polls on Kerry and Bush seems to be tracking the general preferences of the electorate overall, unlike 2000.  It would not appear that NCLB is giving much traction to either campaign.