Thursday, January 31, 2013

vietnam & ed

nancyflanagan (@nancyflanagan)
1/30/13 7:20 AM
The Vietnamization of Public Education. Brilliant analogy. Results similar. Will take popular revolt to turn around.…

Robert Komer was a former CIA analyst who became a civilian expert on pacification efforts during the Vietnam and he and reported back to Gen. William Westmoreland, who commanded U.S. military operations in Vietnam.  After reporting one success after another, reporters badgered Komer with the observations that his comments didn’t square with the reality that they were witnessing.  Komer didn’t deny that.  He said that they misunderstood his job.  “I am supposed to report on progress,” he said. He did just that.