MPG Posted: Nov 25, 2006 8:10 AM >Come with me to Detroit, to the schools where I >supervised student teachers in the '90s, and to the >inner-city schools where I coached math teachers a few >years back, and to Flint where I work with education >students in elemenary classrooms. You push your views >and we'll see how they go over. And you can check for >yourself what the teachers I've worked with think of me >and my work.
Insofar as their ability to function goes, the Detroit public schools are a smoking ruin. They are a heap of twisted metal, much like the World Trade Center towers on 9/11/01, and you are admitting that it was you and your buddies who drove the education planes into them. And now you want me to learn the opinions of your co-conspirators about you? Why? Why would I care what Mohamed Atta's co-conspirators thought of him?
I am utterly baffled by your suggestion. It is not deep, or clever, or devious. It does not even rise to the level of being wrong in one sense or another. It is just irrelevant and stupid.
Hey, I have a great idea. The Detroit public schools have a budget a mere 60% the size of the city's entire operating budget. Let's give even more money to the architects of the Debacle in Detroit. I mean, according to education logic, the people who got us into this mess in the first place should be just the ones to get us out---with a lot more money, of course.