Some people criticized me the other day for saying that non-charter public schools (i.e., traditional public schools) use kids as pawns. I was trying to mimic an opinion piece that accused charter schools of using kids as pawns in the political battle over school choice. My blog was intended to show that anti-charter people do the same thing or worse.
Now, Governor Christie in New Jersey (the state that is the example for most of the abuses noted in The Cartel, a movie by Bob Bowdon) has gone even further than I did. He accused the teacher's unions of using scare tactics and "using students like drug mules" to further their cause. I guess Governor Christie was just trying to cover my back. I'm glad he's taking the flak now instead of me.