(Guest post by Greg Forster)
Connoisseurs of the art of the smackdown will not want to miss the richly deserved spanking George Clowes administers to two representatives of the blob in the letters section of today’s Wall Street Journal.
Two public school teachers had written in to peddle the Myth of Helplessness*, blaming poor public school performance on what they called “inferior raw material,” i.e. low-income minority students.
Clowes pulls no punches. As the great school reformer Mr. T once said, “Allow me to introduce you to my good friend pain!”
*If you don’t know what the Myth of Helplessness is, for goodness’ sake move out of your mother’s basement and start hanging out with the cool kids.
(Edited to fix the quote from the teachers. The actual quote is even worse than what I had originally put!)