Garrison Keillor: "Nice People Are Failing These Kids"
Forget Freedman (In the South Bronx, Robotics and Rebirth), the Wall Street Journal (Those Pell Vouchers), and Mathews (Bad Parents Don't Make Bad Schools). That's because today's best opinion piece on education comes from Garrison Keillor in Salon (We're failing our kids). An excerpt:
"Face it, the schools are not run by Republican oligarchs in top hats and spats but by perfectly nice, caring, sharing people, with a smattering of yoga/raga/tofu/mojo/mantra folks like my old confreres. Nice people are failing these kids, but when they are called on it, they get very huffy."