It shames me that I sat through the 1970s as a newspaper editor and reporter and never understood, never even really saw, what was being done right before my eyes. I was in a position to sound the alarm… and was asleep at the switch.
I might have done something! I might have written something that would have moved people to rally, and to save the freedom and independence of their local school boards before it was too late.
And someone should have blown the whistle on the teachers’ union.
I don’t think the people knew what they were getting. And that was our fault–us “journalists.” We failed in our duty.
And some failed on purpose.