David Rogers, Who Took on New York’s School Board, Dies at 88

Sam Roberts:

“It has an almost unlimited capacity for absorbing protest and externalizing blame, for confusing and dividing the opposition, ‘seeming’ to appear responsive to legitimate protest by issuing sophisticated and progressive policy statements that are poorly implemented, if at all,” Mr. Rogers wrote.

“The system is like a punching bag,” he added. “Protest groups can hit it in one place, and it simply returns to an old equilibrium.”