Tah-Dah: The Bunkum Awards for 2013 Are Revealed!

Diane Ravitch's blog

The National Education Policy Center has released the names of the winners of its annual Bunkum awards, which recognizes the most glaring exemplars of Bunkum, hokum, spin, and hype in the world of education research. Included in the link is a YouTube video in which the distinguished researcher David Berliner announces the winners. Be it noted that the Brookings Institution, once esteemed for the quality of its research, was awarded the Grand Prize for “the shoddiest educational research of 2013.” Be it noted that the director of Brookings’ education research program is Grover Whitehurst, former director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences in the administration of President George W. Bush.

Please go to the link to find the links for all the winners of the Bunkum awards.

Here is the NEPC press release.

Bunkum Awards 2013

This marks our eighth year of handing out the…

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