On Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:39:51 -0700, Haim <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Lou Talman Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:20 PM > >> He may also use "TEM" without limit and without >> admitting that he is doing so. > > Et tu, Lou?
Nice try. But I don't know anyone (except, possibly, for you) who will grant you the status of Caesar---from which make such a complaint might flow.
> So, you are really not sure what "The Education Mafia" means? Really? > I'd bet you are pretty sure what your socialists friends mean when they > talk about "Big Oil", or "Wall Street", or "Banksters" (a portmanteau of > "banker" and "ganster"), or "capitalists", or "petty bourgoisie". How > about "The 1%" and "The 99%"? No problem there, eh? But, somehow you > just can't wrap your brain around the idea of "The Education Mafia". > Gosh, Lou, I wonder who has more explaining to do.
They're all, as Kirby has pointed out, amorphous groups---poorly defined at best.
I've never used any of those terms, if that helps you figure out where I stand. Not that I care.
> >> Of course, others---including you and me---share this >> privilege. That's only fair. >> >> As this list attests, such privileges make for dandy >> arguments that have no resolutions. > > And you aim to keep it that way, because a true solution for what > ails American public education will not be kind to The Education Mafia.
Whoever or whatever it may be. Or not be, for that matter.
- --Lou Talman Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver