A Perfect Metaphor

One more post about the Time Magazine cover –

Look closely at the illustration.  Along with the title “Rotten Apples” and the subhead about firing “bad teachers,” is a picture of a perfectly healthy looking, red, ripe, apple that is about to be needlessly pulverized by the indiscriminate hammer of “reform.” Since there’s clearly nothing wrong with the apple, perhaps it’s about to be smashed because it’s too expensive and is to be replaced with a cheaper and more green variety.  What a perfect metaphor for the state of education reform.

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