Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Horse Hockey | EduShyster

Horse Hockey | EduShyster:

Horse Hockey

An exclusive Michigan gathering attracts some high-profile education reformers—and more than a few flies.
Horse Hockey is defined as:
  1. Horse excrement, horseshit.
  2. (slang, euphemistic) False or deceitful statements; lies; exaggerations; nonsense. (a euphemism forhorseshit)
  3. A tall tale so extravagant as to be unbelievable
  4. An expression of disbelief or disgust

Welcome to beautiful Mackinac Island. Home to the annual Mackinac Policy Conference, this exclusive enclave is currently swarming with more than 1,500 businessmen, politicians and education leaders all gathered with one mission in mind: making Michigan a better place. The featured topic at this year’s event: education, including the fiercely urgent topic of how best to prepare young Michiganders (Miniganders?) to compete in the global