In the midst of the third presidential debate in Florida, which was supposedly about foreign policy, President Obama interjected a few words about American education.
The rationale was not unreasonable. A better educated America will be a better performing and more internationally competitive America.
“Let’s talk about what we need to compete….let’s take an example that we know is going to make a difference, and that’s our education policy,” said the president.
Unfortunately, as is so often the case with what we hear from politicians, what we hear sounds so logical, so compelling. If only it had anything to...