In anticipation of this week’s State of the Union address from president Obama, rumor has it that education policy will be one of the principal themes of the speech. And anyone who cares about this nation’s public schools and universities should ready themselves for the sick feeling in their gut they get when the president equates education policy with “bipartisanship” and members of Congress rise in unison and huzzah in agreement.
That said, however, what does differentiate me from these other education “authorities” is that I at least listen to educators.
Just pause to consider the gravity of that last sentence. Would you ever expect to take advice about the economy from a panel of experts who don’t include any economists? Would you heed the advice of a council evaluating our nation’s military capacity that had absolutely no input from anybody in the military? Go to the original…
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