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The education establishment---not teachers and building administrators (!)--is among the most pernicious enemies of our nation. 

The ed establishment consists of ed schools [too many of which mistrain teachers]; organizations that certify and legitimize ed schools based NOT on ed students' demonstrated teaching proficiency, but on whether the ed school's paper work has dotted all the i's];  professional curriculum organizations  that spread "progressive pedagogies" and teaching methods that debase education and cripple teachers; unions that are more concerned with control than teacher competence; state and district bureaucracies that too often create ever more complex and unmanageable systems; and self-inflating curriculum gurus (elites) whose prestige and influence is based not on any benefits of their work (which is mainly to infest education with their propaganda), but on the clever rhetoric by which they mystify their subjects--ed students, administrators, teachers, politicians.
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