Stan Stamper, editor of the local newspaper in Hugo, Oklahoma, misses the boat big time in his editorial today, “Are we losing the education war?” Education isn’t a war and shouldn’t be construed as such, anymore than our struggles to combat terrorism globally or counter illicit drugs should be. Wrong metaphor, and poor policy recommendations here.This shows what an open door / ripe opportunity we have for those who would seek to shape education reform policy today. I count myself among that number. Stan’s editorial is on:
http://hugonews.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/are-we-losing-the-education-war/ For thoughts on why a “war on terror” is a bad idea, see:
http://www.wesfryer.com/articles/weedthegarden.html For more on drug control policy and war metaphors, see:
http://www.wesfryer.com/drugwar.html For more of my ideas on education reform, see that category of posts here on my blog. I’ll be publishing those aggregated posts soon as an eBook here.
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