(Guest post by Greg Forster)
Checker Finn, just returned from a vacation during which he apparently read something about the Constitutional Convention, writes on NRO today that “we need a revolutionary refounding” in education. Reformers should direct their efforts toward scrapping the existing education system entirely and creating a new one from scratch.
Think it’ll work? It would take a miracle.
“Can we afford not to try?” he asks at the end. Well, in fact, yes.
Checker either does or does not want reformers to divert effort and energy away from goals that are more gradual, more incremental – in other words, more achievable. If he does, he’s urging us to sabatoge efforts that achieve significant tangible results, in order to join him on a fool’s errand with no chance of success. If he doesn’t, he’s wasting our time with a lot of pointless hot air.
Unless, of course, the Fordham Institute has a holocaust cloak.
But if it does, why didn’t he list that among their assets in the first place?