Or perhaps beating a dead horse.
Judging by the overwhelming response to my Anonymous Letter post, it seems I struck a nerve. (9,000 hits! On my blog???) So I've decided to expand on the topic. The post touched on several important issues, without exploring any of them in depth. Indeed one commenter suggested that with some documentation and a change of tone, it could be rather scholarly. I replied that it's already been done.
Then the gears started to turn.
Perhaps it needs to be done again, and in one place. I'm going to dig up documentation for (and possibly against) every claim I made in that article, and write a series of posts and/or a book. I would love some suggestions: Stats, studies, "education initiatives," anecdotes, individual cases, observations, and most of all, valid criticism.
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