I was talking with a big-city school superintendent the other day who cynically — but accurately — observed that vultures are swirling around schools and education. “They smell the money,” he said. His city is beset by flim-flam men and women promising to educate impoverished children with some whiz-bang gizmo or another.

The superintendent bemoans the fact that some of the most extravagant promises find welcome audiences among policymakers, parents and the general public who look at the current state of American schools — particularly like those in his city, which enroll significant numbers of children who live in poverty — and say, “Well, something has to be done.”

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