"Drop your idealogical baggage"

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009

People say you've gotta have public education. These are the poor people. Public education's got to work there. Some people might say you've got to have private education. But who cares? Let's cut through all of that. And say, 'What works for the children?'... 'What works for the children of the poor?' And then we can have a real discussion. Drop your idealogical baggage.

James Tooley, Professor of Pol. Studies in Education, Newcastle University, The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themselves, April 15, 2009, http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=6015.