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View Diary: The Conservative Tradition of Attacking Teachers and Education (102 comments)

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  •  Why would they want to? (6+ / 0-)

    They benefit greatly from being a part of the protected elite.

    What's so interesting is that post-Depression and WWII we saw the emergence of a number of pretty amazing Texas politicians like LBJ, Carl Eliot and others from Southern states who were actually very committed to education and giving the little guy the tools to get ahead.

    People like Georg Wallace helped destroy them at home though; and in some cases there were politicians who could not figure out how to bridge the divide between their genuinely populist views and the deeply engrained racism within their constituents' communities.

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