School Choice on the Rocks

Source: The Pamphleteer
by Davis Hunt

“For a particularly instructive example of how news media drives a wedge into a political issue in order to steer it toward some end, look at the recent reporting around the President of Hillsdale College, Larry Arnn. He recently made some comments about public school teachers, calling them ‘dumb’ and ‘entitled’ among other things. … Since then, Arnn has clarified his views in a column for The Tennessean. … Phil Williams at News Channel 5 has been leading the charge against Arnn, Hillsdale, and the school choice movement in general. The comments that landed Arnn in hot water were said at a private event, dredged up, and presented to Williams by someone in attendance. Williams then framed them (with the help of a coterie of other complicit media outlets) as horrific remarks indicative of Arnn’s sneering contempt for our schoolteachers.” (07/27/22)