Communing with 1000 points of darkness is a dangerous strategy. Will it take violence or death — say, a militia-executed Oklahoma City–style bombing — to bring the nation to its senses?
Not too smart
Flood alerts and the news of the South Hadley bullying prosecutions have bumped from the headlines reports that Massachusetts failed to qualify for an additional $250 million in federal aid to education in the first round of competition.
To qualify for those funds, the Bay State had to demonstrate that it was committed to meaningful education reform. It failed to score. Teachers’ unions succeeded in getting legislators to dilute provisions of a recently enacted education bill that called for, among other things, regular and adequate teacher evaluation.
Sleep tight, Massachusetts. Your legislators have mortgaged your children’s future to the politically powerful teachers’ unions in exchange for campaign cash, poll workers, and endorsements. It is an equation that does not add up.
: The Editorial Page
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