Beating up on John Stossel is almost too easy, but Doghouse Riley took it on after watching “Stupid in America: How We Cheat Our Kids,” an eye-poppingly disingenuous video essay about public education. * Nonetheless, Riley takes on Stossel and many of the popular myths about education in the United States in comparison to European countries that have higher test scores while allegedly spending less money per student.
Riley promises more on the subject and I’m waiting ever so patiently. Highly recommended.
A curtsy for Daily Pepper.
UPDATE: Riley has a response to Part I up.
UPDATE II: Riley proctors our final exam
* Eye-poppingly is now a word, says I, the recent graduate from the School of American Public School Edumacation. We welcome as many made up words as possible on this blog, even if we confuse others.