Disclosure: I think George Will is a complete idiot 95% of the time. He just an idiot the rest of the time. 🙂
In today’s Washington Post, he wrote an op-ed about school vouchers in Utah. As a so-called conservative, naturally he’s for them. When Will spouts numbers, I take them with a grain of salt, so I haven’t had time to check them. He says that teachers unions are against the school vouchers:
Intellectually bankrupt but flush with cash, the teachers unions continue to push their threadbare arguments, undeterred by the fact that Utah’s vouchers will increase per-pupil spending and will lower class sizes in public schools. Why the perverse perseverance? There are two large, banal reasons — fear of competition and desire for the maximum number of dues-paying public school teachers.
I don’t know that that ‘s true, since Will couldn’t be bothered with listing any teachers unions or interviewing anyone. He couldn’t even post a statement by these teachers unions as to why they’re against the vouchers.
What I do know is that despite most of the article on the Utah school system he ends with this:
What will defenders of that idea — former liberals, now known as progressives — call themselves next? Surely not “pro-choice.”
Yeah, it doesn’t make sense to me either. Besides, how the hell does someone jump to the conclusion that liberals=progressives? What a moron. They’re two totally different groups. I couldn’t believe someone could be that stupid and lazy, but Will always proves me wrong.