I spoke at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania on February 10. Originally Lehigh invited me and Michelle Rhee to debate, but after long and fruitless negotiations, she dropped out. (First she wanted a second on the stage; I agreed. Then she wanted a third on the stage; I agreed. Then she said she couldn’t find a third, and she canceled). So I decided to present a mock debate between me and “Mr. Reformer.” Of course, I had all the best lines and more of them; as I explained, that’s what happens to the side that doesn’t show up.


Lehigh made a video, which Is here. If you prefer to read instead of watch, this is a very good summary of the main points.


Lehigh plans to invite Mr. or Ms. Reformer to speak in a future session, in which he or she will get all the good lines.