Education Intelligence Agency offers the Public Education Quotes of the Decade. EIA’s favorite for “hyperbole, metaphor and faulty history” is this:
“The struggle in which we are engaged is as vital to our future today as was the outcome of the Civil War to our nation in 1860 (sic). The goal of these locusts is to impose their will on state after state until they have completely demolished government as we know it. There is a time for every generation to rise to the call — when the very existence of our nation, our state, our values, our culture and our public schools are threatened with extinction.” — Nebraska State Education Association Executive Director Jim Griess on Initiative 423, a ballot measure that would have limited state government spending to previous years’ amounts, with allowed increases for inflation and population growth.
(October 2006 The NSEA Voice)