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Pareene, For the Win


Alex Pareene has had about enough of the pundits, ranging from conservative to “liberal,” who are somewhere between outraged and annoyed by the Chicago teachers strike. I am going to write something more substantive about this going forward, about how the liberal punditry (I just assume the conservatives are evil) have problems with unions because they fully buy into the idea of individual achievement (never mind that most of them went to Harvard and Yale) and thus are suspicious of collective action, something they never think they’ve had to do in their lives.

Anyway, Pareene has had enough, especially given the utter hackishness of most of the pundits. And so he tweets:

Fun fact: pundits supporting test-based teacher evals work in a field with no professional consequences for making readers stupider



Hard to argue with that one.

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