Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ed Reformers Jump the Shark By Concluding National Security is Threatened by Public Schools Report | Scathing Purple Musings

Ed Reformers Jump the Shark By Concluding National Security is Threatened by Public Schools Report | Scathing Purple Musings:


Ed Reformers Jump the Shark By Concluding National Security is Threatened by Public Schools Report

While it comes as no surprise that the education reform crowd would use any rhetorical tool to destroy public schools, to do so in the context of making public schools  a national security risk is to finally jump the shark. The iconic Happy Days series was never the same after Fonzi, still sporting his leather jacket,  jumped over a shark in a pen while on water skies. That a respected, nonpartisan foreign policy organization like the Council on Foreign Relations took part in what’s clearly a charade brings discredit to what was once a trusted observer on US foreign  affairs.
For CFR to at least appear to have been railroaded, dissenting voices on the panel had to be recognized. Valerie Strauss effectively points this out.  Stephen S. Walt, a foreign policy scholar, explains that to link ed reforms 

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