More on Gelernter
Susan Ohanian knows the playas better than I, and she quickly identifies David Gelernter, who wrote the let's-get-rid-of-public-schools rant for the LAT, as a guy who was the former chief of technology at William Bennett's for-profit online school called K12.
Well, a bit of disclosure would've provided badly needed context. But then, this type of behavior must run in the Family, as it seems William Bennett has a similar problem with nondisclosure per the Carpetbagger.
In the meantime, you can read a much better critique of Gelernter's piece at Assorted Stuff.
MediaTransparency on William Bennett, former Education Secretary, 'drug czar', and now education welfare queen ($4.1 million bucks)
Interview with Bennett on The Heartland Institute website about his new book
The Heartland Institute is a SPN-associated conservative think tank.
UPDATE: And the more I think about this, the more I believe the LAT, as a public service, should have provided necessary background before unleashing this probable conservative-think tank associated piece. If anything, what about a simple balance on their op-ed pages?