Michelle Rhee – What I’ve Learned. We can’t keep politics out of school reform. Why I’m launching a national movement to transform educationMonday, December 6th, 2010
Modern democracies have created a new morality. Government benefits, once conferred, cannot be revoked. People expect them and consider them property rights. Just as government cannot randomly confiscate property, it cannot withdraw benefits without violating a moral code. The old-fashioned idea that government policies should serve the “national interest” has given way to inertia and squatters’ rights.