"I have learned two ways to tie my shoes. One way is only good for lying down. The other way is good for walking." Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinlein) There's no more enlightening--or amusing--illustration of the inherent strangeness of Ed Policy World than this recent story out of Texas. Quick synopsis: hundreds of people in Texas are lining up to testify on Texas's proposed K-12 social studies standards, and they all have cultural axes to grind. This is a very big deal-- student content standards in Texas and California have enormous influence over what ends up in the ...


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