Chicago’s not the only city that has over­crowded schools; it’s just the lat­est to hit the news. Recently an admin­is­tra­tor there lost his job in the name of improv­ing edu­ca­tion con­di­tions (Washington Post):

CHICAGO — Fed up with over­crowd­ing at a Chicago pub­lic high school with too many prob­lems and too lit­tle space, Principal Martin McGreal indulged a fan­tasy of over­whelmed school lead­ers every­where: He declared enroll­ment closed.

No Child Left Behind”, huh, George? Well, that’s tech­ni­cally right; these are chil­dren, not child.

Between unfunded man­dates, “school choice” and gen­eral school over­pop­u­la­tion, it seems clear the GOP is at war with pub­lic edu­ca­tion. I guess home school­ing is the only way they’ll get things like “Intelligent Design” taken seri­ously. That, and of course a rad­i­cal right-​​wing outlook.

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