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Coalition of the Willing, & the Sherman Dorn Presidential Challenge

By Eduwonkette — March 05, 2008 1 min read

There’s an interesting conversation starting in the comments below, to which Robert Pondiscio has added a longer post at Core Knowledge. The central issue: Is the goal of public education to educate the willing, or to convert the unwilling?

In other events, Sherman Dorn has issued a presidential challenge (not the kind with the mile run and pullups - but if you’d like to know how out of shape you are, click on the thumbnail above), writing:

Eduwonkette, if you’re reading, I challenge you to nominate the most interesting and eclectic panel of questioners at a hypothetical fall education debate for the candidates.

Given my existing level of poop-out on the “why don’t the candidates talk about education?” question, I have no good answers off hand, but will conjure one later. Anyone else want to take a swing?

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