The Republicans run a better theater – told us LOUDLY in 2003 we were getting a refund, let us anticipate it for 3 -4 months, made sure when it came that it had George W. Bush’s name written all over it. The Democrats just don’t get the show business of politics.
In the Tea Party narrative, victory at the polls means a new American revolution, one that will “take our country back” from everyone they disapprove of. But what they don’t realize is, there’s a catch: This is America, and we have an entrenched oligarchical system in place that insulates us all from any meaningful political change.
All we really need is the right test. Right? If we could just find that one magic (standardized) test, teaching could be completely automated. Done by computers. We could set up classrooms with 30 (or 50) computer terminals and one IT guy. Then, my friends, you could just stand back and watch the learnin’ begin!