Headline (as printed at 07:19AM on 10/18/12):
Today’s article is a clear indicator of the News Journal’s predilection for supporting edreform without effective balance of ideas. It is a genuinely poignant recap of the impact that a bunch of great students (read as: you’re a jerk if you criticize our event because, well, kids you know) had at the keynote. Since I often find myself as one of the few people willing to criticize the staging I’ll point out the most egregious problem with the story.
Does anyone find it responsible that Rodel holds a pay-to-attend conference, takes hand picked students OUT of the classes that Rodel claims they cannot afford to miss, to drive them up from Seaford to Newark, to make a presentation to “influential” adults to make them (once again, the adults) feel better about that which the adults “do” to make the system better? An orgy of sycophants with the press at the ready to lap it up.
It’s just perverse. And in Delaware it passes for uncritical news.