Below I post an op -ed published in the local newspaper on February 11, 2001. Those were the "happy" days before 9/11; when it seemed America's biggest challenge was education. Ah those were the days.
I did not send my response to the newspaper, it exceeded the word count limit. I did mail it to the "Guest Commentator. He did not respond, but I have it on good authority he did read it to at least on of his classes.