Date: Dec 4, 2012 9:35 PM
Author: GS Chandy
Subject: Re: WG 13 Announcement: CERME 8 [Turkey]

Haim posted  Dec 5, 2012 3:09 AM (GSC's remarks at end):
> 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? So, you are really not sure what "The
> 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.

> >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
> rue solution for what ails American public education
> will not be kind to The Education Mafia.

And that solution will be even less kind to Haim and his cohorts and consorts than it is to that infamous 'Education Mafia' of Haim's (assuming such a powerful and malign entity actually exists in the real world - and assuming that Haim has correctly identified its consitutents).

("Still Shoveling Away!")