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LAUSD - The Making of a Trojan Horse by Mark Hemphill (LAUSD - La realización de un caballo de Troya por Mark Hemphill)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) If you're expecting a retelling of Homer's Iliad here, you're going to be disappointed. For that I'd suggest the local library where any number of translations are available to help you wade through all ten thousand ponderously repetitive lines. Or maybe you could rent that awful movie with Brad Pitt. No, this is all rather about supposed reformers in public education, the politicians who support such well publicized reformers, and the "liberal press" which stands behind them. But I promise you that we'll get back to that Trojan Horse before it's all over. Let's start briefly here with statement about the political party which always boasts of the need for reform in education while paradoxically defunding it at every opportunity. And, no, by referring to one political party I don't mean to make reference to either Democrats or Republicans. I mean specifically "one" singular political party, because, if you haven't caught on yet or if you've been in a coma for the past thirty years or so, you may not know that, aside from language and logos, there's no tangible difference between either Democrats or Republicans. In this same sense, there's equally no distinguishable difference between neo-liberals and neo-cons. They're all the same and particularly on education policy.


05 2011