Re: The Education Function

Terry Donaghe (
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 09:53:20 -0800 (PST)

The NEA need not be disbanded. Our government needs to be restructured (or disbanded itself) in such a way that screaming special interest groups (i.e. group voting blocks) have no special power over individual citizens.

Our government, in its present incarnation, is incapable of ignoring special interest groups, even if the information they present is inaccurate. Large groups that vote together are a temptation too difficult to ignore.

---Michael Lorrey <> wrote:
> The Baileys wrote:
> > Michael Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > >Yes, I graduated from a public high school in '86. I had the
highest SAT
> > score
> > >in my high school class, that year my state had the highest
average SAT
> > scores
> > >in the nation (while having one of the highest levels of
participation as
> > well).
> > >GET THIS: That same year our state ranked at the bottom of all
states in
> > per
> > >capita spending on education.
> > >
> > >Since then spending has gone up, and average SAT scores have gone
> >
> > You seem to be trying to refute a point no one has made in this
> > i.e., that the remedy for poor education is higher government
> I did not go on to say that the special interest groups which
publish the
> spurious claims of our students falling behind do so only because
they are
> paid by the NEA to advocate higher government spending on education.
> solution to any possible problems with our public schools system is
> Disband the NEA.
> Mike Lorrey


Terry Donaghe:
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