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Today in important questions that'll only be asked by people dismissed as liberal pundits

by: Eric B.

Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 14:00:00 PM EDT

Teh Demas joins the pile on after this week's series about charter schools and asks this question:

The question now is: Do Snyder, Republicans and the ed reform crowd care enough about kids to admit they made mistakes in their zeal to overhaul public education?

Let me answer: No.

I've spent all morning listening to the soundtracks of various films about Vietnam. Vietnam was our Asian quagmire long before Iraq, and it's "light at the end of the tunnel" was later shortened into what today we refer to as Friedman Units. The approach to policy was the same and is the same, and is related to the notion that conservatism cannot fail you but that you can fail conservatism. The policy approach is, rather than admitting the mistake and fixing it, to simply apply it harder. This is why there is still considerable debate taking place on whether to expand the other prong of failed education policy in the EAA.

Eric B. :: Today in important questions that'll only be asked by people dismissed as liberal pundits
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