November 8, 2007

The Bloomberg-Klein attack on Diane Ravitch

The key clause from Diane Ravitch's reflections on the smear campaign aimed at her recently:

... if they could silence me, I would serve as an example to anyone else who criticized them.

Ravitch is is right: as a well-known, respected, and outspoken critic, she is the safest of Klein's critics. A visible attack on her is an attack all who are more vulnerable. In addition, the sad fact about attempts to intimidate people is that an unsuccessful attack on Ravitch still accomplishes part of the end, by making other critics think twice or three times before opening their mouths.

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Posted in Accountability Frankenstein on November 8, 2007 12:21 PM |