"There are people who say that money doesn't really matter in public eduction. If it really doesn't matter, then we should equalize the expenditures. If it does matter, we should equalize the expenditures."
Pinning the ills of the state's educational system on school gardens? What's next? Blaming the deep recession on Michelle Obama's White House garden because it takes the president's attention off more weighty problems?
Public schools have essentially been turned into prisons with constant surveillance and harsh, often absurd zero tolerance policies towards drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence and other forms of misbehavior.
In the No Child Left Behind era, every pillar of our education system rests on the presupposition that standardized tests are accurate indicators. Todd Farley helps to bring into starker focus that this is a flawed ideology.