>And of course, we are to suppose that someone who sees a >socialist behind every tree---and who says that every >socialist is evil incarnate---is not "ideologically >driven".
Lou, you put me in the company of Pierre-Simon Laplace. When Napoleon commented to Laplace that Laplace's work on the "systems of the universe" made no mention of its Creator, Laplace is famously reputed to have replied, "I did not need that hypothesis." Your suggestion that I, myself, should not be ideologically driven is entirely irrelevant to the issue under consideration. I have no need of that hypothesis, and neither have you.
Let me remind you. We have established that education research is unscientific. The hypothetical I was considering was that the ed school professoriate know science. Well, if they know science why do they not produce science? I offered my guess. If you have a better guess, please share it with us.