Sunday, February 05, 2006

Corkins: Advocating better schools means you hate children

The Eagle editorial staff explains that:
we found out from [Education Commissioner] Corkins’ assistant commissioner … that charters aren’t getting better achievement results and aren’t any more efficient than public schools. Corkins’ response accuses the editorial board of not wanting innovation in schools and wanting to throw away at-risk kids. …Huh? Just because we point out that the reform he has been pushing doesn’t seem to be getting better results, we hate kids? Such muddled reasoning would be laughable if Corkins’ job weren’t so important.
What are the odds that a muddled reasoner will improve our children's reasoning?