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Is the Media Missing the Boat on Education Coverage?

Does the Media Cover Education Effectively?

With complex issues concerning funding, the Common Core State Standards and more, some believe journalists are coming "late to the scene" in terms of education news coverage. So said Jeff Bryant of City Watch LA in "Waking Up to Our Broken Education Policies."

To prove his point, Bryant mentioned an article published by The Hill that looked at teachers demanding Education Secretary Arne Duncan either improve or resign. 

"The reporter, Peter Sullivan, seemed to believe that the Obama Administration and public school advocates had been copacetic until the nation's largest teachers' union, the National Education Association, recently voted in favor of demanding that Secretary Duncan resign," Bryant said.

Suggesting that journalists "don't get it," he added, "Behind nearly every protest to the status-quo education policies are common grievances about resource deprivation, inequity and the widespread feeling that ordinary Americans no longer control their children's and community's education destinies. Reporters and pundits who would prefer not to see their write-ups about the education debate parodied in public had better get that."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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