I have NO IDEA how the wingnuts at the Buckeye Institute can get away with using the tagline “a nonpartisan policy research organization” when people like David Hansen, president of that organization, continue to spew skewed information pulled straight from the GOP talking points.
A perfect example of this BS is his opinion piece in the Times-Gazette titled :
Teacher unions hurt school competition.
Even before you get to the article you, as the reader, are being asked to accept the first in a series of very partisan ideas: that schools SHOULD be competing.
You can pretty much guess how the rest of the article goes:
Parental choice in education offers the promise of improving public school systems by holding them accountable to market forces.
blah blah …
Teacher union contracts are the greatest impediment to the meaningful reform promised by parental choice.
Does this anti-labor, magical-market-forces-cure-everything rhetoric sound familiar? It should. It’s the same crap we have been hearing from the Republican PARTY for years.
If you look up partisan in the dictionary, you’ll find this definition: “an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, esp. a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance”.
And right next to it, you’ll find a picture of David Hansen.