The NYTimes has an interesting piece on schools run by teachers, and who is the first neolib sludge tanker to condemn it. That's right:
. . . . They say that most teachers have neither the time nor the expertise to deal with the inner workings of a school, like paying bills, conducting fire drills and refereeing faculty disputes.
“Ever try to plan a vacation with a large extended family? That’s what it’s going to be like,” said Michael J. Petrilli, a vice president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education policy group in Washington. “It’s a good idea in theory, but there are just a handful of teachers who can pull it off.” . . . .
Well, at least Petrilli has a BS in Political Science, and look where where those bona fides got Margaret Spellings. Oh, yeah, he taught in a corporate training camp and he is pals with Checker Finn.
Ever been in a real school? Ever taught a real class? Ever knew a real teacher? Good questions for any ed reporter to ask while jotting down the wisdom of Mikey, don't you think.