You know things aren’t 100% rosy for Klein and Bloomberg when Diane Ravitch goes after them with no holds barred. See the interview on math scores with her and Inside Schools’ Clara Hemphill on Brian Lehrer’s show. Ravitch actually says she doesn’t believe the test scores. “You never see a 10-point jump. I am dubious, they are incredible. Incredible, like, not believable.” Ravitch served in the federal education department under Bush pere, and is an NYU professor. She’s not a chronic miscreant, but she is not even buying the published test results. Her reason: there’s no accountability under mayoral control. He can spin anything any which-way. There is no independent board, no audit committee, no independent research function, no public participation, and unbelievable announcements. She also went after the DOE’s spin of a new Harvard study on special education, saying the report was actually very critical, but to hear the DOE tell it, the Harvard researchers gave special ed a glowing review. Ravitch warns that if Bloomberg is reelected, “we will have four years of no accountability” at all.