>I'm simply saying that it is possible, and that those >who advocate for the gifted are setting the table for >that possibility, that's all.
Ah. OK then, I will put the same credence into your predictions as I usually put into most predictions. In waiting for your predictions to come true, people in this forum should hold their breaths on their own advice.
I suppose I should say a word about predictions. Some of you may have noticed that many of my notes to this forum, concerning some new project or program by the Education Mafia, frequently end with some comment like: I predict nothing will come of this. So, you might think that I am being---to put it charitably---inconsistent on the matter of predictions, since I seem to be dismissing predictions with one hand even as I make predictions with the other. However, there is to my mind one large and important distinction between my predictions and Paul's.
In the matter of things educational, I consistently predict that the future will look like the present. That is, there are powerful forces that make the world work the way it does, and unless and until some powerful countervailing force arises, our affairs will continue along the established lines. We are surrounded by the Education Mafia, and I do not see a cavalry charging over the hills to our rescue. Details aside, this is as deep as my thinking goes.
On the other hand, Paul is predicting that the future will look different from the present. It is up to you all to judge the robustness of his reasons.