Hmm. Maybe one of my readers can check this out? It's on Rick Hess's Edweek blog.
As for the third half-truth, I don't know if you know the work being done by Marc Tucker's NCEE group developing Board Examination Systems (I am on the Technical Advisory Committee). For the first time, we know what students actually need to know to be college-ready, and it's nothing like what most people think!
That piqued my attention. Anyone want to track it down?