Exporting Our Worst

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Rebuilding Iraq includes the formidable task of reconstructing their education system from the ground up. Luckily, we have sent over some of the very best of our professional development experts and we have it on good information that they are doing a fine job. In an article last week by the Los Angeles Times' Edmund Sanders we were even allowed a glimpse of the vital tutelage they are bestowing on Iraqi educators.

"Three dozen Iraqi teachers and guidance counselors came to a hotel seminar here recently seeking tips on how to improve the nation's schools. They got balloons&.

"Now I want you to take your balloon," an upbeat seminar instructor coaxed them soothingly, 'and blow everything that makes you sad and everything that makes you mad into the balloon. Blow it all inside."

What? Only $87 billion for this sort of valuable work?