With ideology masquerading as pragmatism, profit is now the sole yardstick against which all our institutions must be measured, a policy that comes not from experience but from assumptions – false assumptions – about human nature, with greed and self-interest taken to be its only reliable attributes. – Alan Bennett, in the London Review of Books Relatedly, Diane Ravitch takes down the notion that teacher protections are what impede access to quality education.  Historical.. Read More