Star columnist Nicholas Kristof joins his Times colleagues Paul Krugman and Tom Friedman in lamenting the deplorable state of our public schools. More astonishing, Kristof puts much of the blame on teacher’s unions and Democrats. Here’s the money quote: “Yet, cowed by teachers unions, Democrats have too often resisted reform and stood by as generations of disadvantaged children had been cemented into an underclass by third-rate schools.” Wow!!!!!!
Well, better late than never. But the tragic truth here is that the New York Times, the NEA, and the far-left generally are the combined reason for our bad schools. That’s what I write about on this blog and my main site. John Dewey and his bad boys were never as interested in education as in creating a socialist America. From that point it's all downhill. (See: 38: Saving Public Schools.)