Fun article about the differences in approach and style when teachers and education journalists and pundits attend the same conference. The journalists write for an audience, writes Michael Hicks, while the teachers write for each other. He also describes Alexander Russo spending the day at the conference writing articles about other things. And also, this: "I can't give you precise stats on the linear regression that my make-shift research yielded, but isn't it interesting that in a room full of Education economists, Ed experts, Education journalists, and teachers, all attending an Education conference, teachers were the only ones who used the word 'student' consistently in their remarks?" I get the sense that teachers and policy wonks are on such different wavelengths it's almsot as though they are discussing different topics. Via Alexander Russo (who else?).