One of the country's most successful executives sent me an email in which he noted that he agreed with much of what I said but couldn't cross the line into thinking our elite educators capable of, ahem, conspiracy. That email has weighed on me. After all, this guy is 100 times richer than I and several times smarter. Alas.
So I read some more Dewey and Counts and Rugg. And you know what, it's not that hard a call. These guys were planning, scheming, organizing, propagandizing, promoting, managing, finagling, prevaricating, and in every way attempting to make their socialist ideas prevail.
Here's a SHORT PRESS RELEASE that makes the case for calling all that effort a conspiracy. There's a link to a bigger version.
HURRAY: IMPROVE-EDUCATION.ORG CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY, ENTERS FIFTH YEAR. READ ALL ABOUT IT.