This week, a bonus piece on education. Maxwell Meyer reached out recently with an almost unbelievable story about the activist assault on our public schools. First, a total obliteration of opportunity for our brightest students. Then, the revocation of all responsibility for our lowest-performing students. It seems no one can fail in a world where the concepts of failure and success have been erased. It’s a two-front ideological war and we’re losing. An absolute must-read.
THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.
George Bergeron and his wife Hazel are watching the ballet on television. Because George is stronger and smarter than most people, he's required to wear fifty pounds of weights around his neck and a loud radio in his ear that stops him from using his intelligence unfairly. They watch the TV as the ballerinas struggle to dance due to their neck weights. The most beautiful ballerinas wear masks to hide their faces.