Baker A. Mitchell Jr.  |  The Fayetteville Observer

In most professions, the more education you receive the greater your expertise.

The reverse appears true in the field of education, where additional years of schooling and advanced degrees increase the likelihood that you’ll become part of the problem rather than the solution — viewing every challenge through the distorted lens of bureaucracy, budgets, code words and fads, all of which are hallmarks of education’s bloated and ineffectual establishment.

Jen Mangrum, candidate for North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction, is a case in point.

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