Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Meet Washpost's education team tonight in Rockville

Education reporter Michael Birnbaum, education editor Craig Timberg, local editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz and me, your favorite blogger, will be at the auditorium of Richard Montgomery High School (behind the Marlo furniture store) at 250 Montgomery Rd. in Rockville from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. It is our first Town Hall Meeting on education issues. Come and ask us anything.

I must report that my previous posting on this event was in error. Education blogger
Valerie Strauss of The Answer Sheet will NOT be with us. She apparently is on a mission of great educational importance, something about looking at colleges with one of her daughters. She seems to have chosen Florida for this trip, for reasons that I am sure are closely linked to the quality of higher education in that state.

Read Jay's blog every day at

Follow all the Post's Education coverage on Twitter, Facebook and our Education web page,

By Jay Mathews  | March 24, 2010; 12:12 PM ET
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags:  Richard Montgomery High School, Town Hall Meeting, Washpost education team will answer questions  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Reading scores a bore, but help Rhee
Next: Judging high schools by students' college success


There is the legend that Florida State leveraged its extravagant investment in top tier inter-collegiate sports into generating so many applicants based on enhanced school name recognition that it could become much more selective. With smarter students and all that revenue from athletics, it could attract excellent faculty.
That's the way it is said to have worked at Florida State......quite the opposite, it is also said, of the results of the first step of this strategy at Rutgers U in New Jersey.

Posted by: incredulous | March 25, 2010 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Thanks incredulous. I will make sure Valerie sees your comment.

Posted by: Jay Mathews | March 25, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company