Kirby Posted: Feb 11, 2007 2:10 PM >Well, OK then. Amen.
Thank you, brother.
>I'd say the same amount we spend today could be *so much >better* spent...
I agree. But you far too quickly elide some foundational issues. First, I got an "amen" from you, and I am grateful for it, but the public debate is completely centered on the principle that our society "vastly underfunds" the public schools. Thanks to massive propaganda by the Education Mafia, we have a lot of work still to do on this score.
Second, the obvious corollary to your "money could be better spent" theme is also about the funding level as it now exists. Should we consider giving even more money to people with a proven track record of incompetence, as some correspondents to this forum would have it, or do we make the case that we should stop throwing good money after bad?