With Obama's latest feint toward moderation, his reform of No Child Left Behind, consider Kevin Kosar's brief critique. Here's his assessment of political science's contribution to political understanding.
See the sidebar links for book reviews, commentary, and lengthier studies on education, including his book. Besides being an authority on federal higher education policy, Kevin also manages a website devoted to the model of all social science scholars Edward Banfield and another called AlcoholReviews. He is the late professor's grandson-in-law--a fact evidenced by the closing line in the NCLB article "So call me grumpy, but I think much work remains to be done, and I won't be surprised if we end up sorely disappointed again."