Brill’s Bashing

Steve Brill, education critic and the brain behind Court TV, gave a provocative talk at the recent Education Writers Association national conference in Philadelphia. But he seems to have forgotten a bit of his own business background. He somewhat attacked education reporters and suggested they are too attached to sitting in the newsroom rather than venturing into classrooms as he had so bravely done. Yet Brill doesn’t have an education degree and has never taught in a K-12 classroom.