God help us, it's an election year.
While the economy and Iraq are dominating headlines and most politicians' sound bites, the state of public education is sure to rack up plenty of media coverage. Typically, if you care about public schools, this won't be a positive experience.
Why? Because educating children is an incredibly complex task that defies simple measures, solutions, and rhetoric--the very lifeblood of political discourse and today's news.
Now multiply that complexity by at least two or three times, if not...