I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pitchfork Update

Bob Ingle approvingly posts this piece by MLK without the slightest sense of irony:
“At this point, I often wonder whether or not education is fulfilling its purpose. A great majority of the so-called educated people do not think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform, and the pulpit in many instances do not give us objective and unbiased truths. To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction. [emphasis mine]
Pitchfork says:
That was 64 years ago. Based on that, it sounds like Dr. King would be unhappy with what’s going on in schools today.
I'd say he'd be a lot less happy with what's going on in your blog, Bob.

By the way, I'm thinking of changing Bob's nickname. He does love to pass out the pitchforks to the mobs; but lately, the defining feature of his blog seems to be sucking up to Christie.

Bob "Hoover" Ingle?
I'm a good little helper for our swell Governor!

1 comment:

thinker said...

Sorry Bob, you've got it all wrong. The job of educators USED TO BE teaching one to explore and to think critically about all subject matter. These days, largely thanks to brilliant GOP ideas like NCLB and merit pay, education has become all about teaching to the test. Just get those kids to pass the test and everything will be just fine.