To illustrate how repeating a slogan like “tight-loose” does not necessarily mean that a policy will be tight on the ends while loose on the means, we are featuring ads for our new Tight-Loose line of businesses.
In this post we feature the Tight-Loose Travel Agency. When you are required to get from New York to London in less than 6 hours, we can arrange to get you there in any way you like. You can take a ride on a rocketship, jump through a kink in the time-space continuum, ask Scotty to beam you there… whatever you prefer. When you are tight on ends, we make sure that you are loose on means.
Think about this as you read the new Fordham report, being sure to “consume” each time tight-loose is repeated. If we nationally mandate standards, curriculum, and assessment, how much meaningful choice over means will people really have?
UPDATE — Or, as is more likely, if you are required to walk across the street rather than travel to London, the Tight-Loose Travel Agency can still handle all of your travel needs. We know that you’ll voluntarily and without reward or compensation want to travel around the entire world before arriving across the street. Our rocketship, time-space continuum kink, and Star Trek beam will all be here at your disposal. Remember even with really low ends we are still loose on means.