Let me answer the question that you asked whereby you were attempting to
put words into my mouth.
no, I used your words. just as you wrote them, in context.
You have framed the debate as being that there are only two choices:
Status Quo, or Privatization. I reject that.
No, I haven't and I too reject that. and I don't believe you oppose
status quo. you oppose any attempt at shaking up public schools, and
support the teachers unions unquestionably.
I believe that any
significant change gives improvements in any organization. Therefore,
while privatization might give spotty improvements, the cause will be
the act of change, not the act of privatizing. In addition, the
remaining public system would just get worse and worse because no
efforts to correct it will have taken place.
Then I have two questions, both of which must be answered: what would
shake things up in our public schools, and will the teachers unions
allow it to happen?
So, how does this relate to the Public/Private debate? In this way,
Rick. I believe that changing to a privatized system is similar to
driving finish nails with a sledge hammer. The damage to the woodwork
will be substantial and permanent.
Lets put our energy into defining the real problems and solving the real
problems instead of these fanciful ideas that are yielding mixed results
where they've been tried.
you speak in such flowery words, and good intentions, yet you there is
absolutely zero substance to any of your answers.
In other words....
you're not answering my question.
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