Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Straw Men and Chimney-Sweeps

Sometimes I wonder what we could accomplish in the realm of education in this country if we could all actually debate each other rather than our own strawmen. For instance, I'm sure Matthew Yglesias and I could have a great conversation about education policy, once I managed to convince him my ideas weren't all just a secret plot to turn poor kids into chimney-sweeps.

1 comment:

Elephantschild said...

So wanting tax credits = wanting to eliminate public education? What a jump in assumptions!

That attitude says to me that indeed, the whole thing isn't about educating children at all, it's about perpetuating the educational-industrial complex. If it WAS about educating kids well, wouldn't he care more about getting THAT done and less about what particular building or program that happens in?