April 8, 2014

Caracalla And Ed Reform – RealClearEducation Today

By Bellwether

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If your thing is Caracalla but also education politics there is only one place you can get both: RealClearEducation Today.

On this date in 217, the Roman Emperor Caracalla was killed. He’d stopped by the side of the road to go the bathroom and was set upon by his own men. It wasn’t a surprising end for Caracalla – treachery was his way…It would be hyperbolic to compare what happened in New York this weekend to the times of Caracalla. Still, treachery was in the air as the state teachers union elected new leadership, and the episode offers some lessons for education observers….

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