Jonah Goldberg asks a good question my well-meaning slightly-left-of-center and far-left-of center edu-pundits/edu-reformers friends never seem to ask themselves:
And yet when you listen to these endless seminars and interviews on NBC and its various platforms, I never seem to hear Matt Lauer or David Gregory ask “Isn’t the education crisis a failure of liberalism?” After all, liberals insist all social problems can be reduced to root causes. Well, they’ve been in charge of the roots for generations and look at the mess they’ve made. Look at it.
My only quibble is that I think that lefties are calling themselves progressives again after tarnishing the liberalism brand-name. All the more appropriate anyway since the progressives got us in this mess in the first place. They might as well be taking the blame today.
Instead of recognizing that they we have a stinky turd on our hands and scooping it up; they keep trying to polish it-up.
I’m still waiting for someone to present a coherent defense for keeping the present system, rather than blowing it up. It’s like removing a Band-Aid; sometimes it’s best just to rip it off and deal with the short-term pain.
(H/T: JPG Blog)