The more I analyze the contentions of those advocating for no common standards, the more I’m convinced of two important truths. Those who rationally oppose typically do so because:
- They didn’t play a role in creating the standards and would, therefore, have them shift.
- They misunderstand, resist, or ignore the critical role schools play in credentialing.
Regardless of motive, many so-called haters often land at the point of irrationality, embracing theories of conspiracy, with dreams for the day when school means little more than the feel of play-doh while dancing to the aroma of old-fashioned paste.
Long live 1984?