Coulson 1, NYT 0

Education journalism does not get much better than this, sadly.

I observed earlier that Education writers typically subscribe to Jonathan Kozol's false supposition, that inner-city minority school districts receive less support than suburban or rural districts. Journalists endorse other ill-supported theses, about the quality of expertise (professional certification), the effects of class size reductions, the value of "discovery" methods of instruction, and (a recent example), the stimulative effects of school construction spending.

Journalism majors share the cellar with Social Work and Elementary Education majors, when matched against other candidates for grad school admission, on the GRE, LSAT, and GMAT, according to an article by Kenneth Adleman in the Kappan some years back.

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