>> And yet, I am not a pessimist. I think there are >> potentially effective alternatives to a crusade >> against the Education Mafia. But, until people like >> Robert, Wayne, and Greg finally abandon hope >> http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/abandon-hope-all-ye-who-enter-here.html >> of reforming the Education Mafia there is no use in >> exploring those alternatives.
>For the life of me, I can't think of any reason why you >think I'd have hope for the Ed biz to reform itself. As >long as tax dollars meant to improve the education of >our people is spent by the current system, we'll have >the current system that is built around the concept that >if they spend the money and the result is poor, even >more will be spent.
I am delighted to stand corrected. Twice delighted since you spoke my mind, Greg. I have long believed that every dollar we put into the pockets of the Education Mafia is a vote of confidence in them and a guarantee of the continuance of the current order. Like shutting off the flow of blood to a tumor, the very first step in any true reform effort is to shut off the flow of money to the Education Mafia.
BTW, that is precisely my rationale for calling for the closing of the US Dept of Education. The DoE, of course, does not actually teach children. It is, first, last, and always, nothing but a conduit of public funds to special interests. It is the public trough at which the Education Mafia feeds.