-- wait... see? The idiocy-kryptonite is already starting to affect me.
Anyway, nice entry from the folks at Nine Kinds of Pie
Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Cannot, Pass Laws About Teaching
Making the rounds on Facebook is a button I’d very much like to purchase. This sums up the last decade of U.S. educational policy: “Those who can, teach. Those who cannot, pass laws about teaching.” From “No Child Left Behind” (promoted by President George W. Bush) to the comparably flawed “Race to the Top” (promoted by President Barack Obama), educational policy has been guided by ludicrous ideas like: rather than giving public schools the funds they need, they should be forced to compete for less money. Also: instead of creating conditions that foster learning, let’s focus purely on testing. And let’s not forget this one: instead of making college affordable to all, states should gradually stop supporting higher education, shifting that cost onto those who can least afford it — the students.
Because it's better to be Right than right. ;^)