Have you noticed in the "great debate" about America's school crisis on TV that teachers are being cast as the villains and never seem to be asked for their solutions? The debate always seems to be governed by self-styled experts, pundits, administrators and politicians. America is purging itself almost orgiastically of its ancient resentments of teachers. Once again, a union is being gutted by technocrats who believe they are the only ones who should be lining their pockets. Comments?
Unfortunately, the people making the decisions with regard to education in the U.S. haven't the first clue about education and have never worked a minute in the public school system.
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And if so, how?
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