at a South Central L.A. elementary school in March 2007, I so vividly remember the discussion. Of course, it was how to raise the test scores at our underperforming campus, and teachers were clearly unhappy. There were lots of fidgeting and sidebar conversations going on. One brave teacher raised her hand and said, "It's very clear there are forces in this country that want to do away with public education entirely and voucher it. Any ideas what we can do about it?" Then there was a hush.
"A party of birthers, creationists, theocrats, climate-change deniers, nativists, gay-bashers, anti-abortionists, media paranoids, anti-intellectuals, and out-of-touch country clubbers cannot govern America." -Robert Reich