You state: “Actually, Drone1066 has a very valid point. Arne Duncan WAS a terrible choice for Education secretary. Even Diane Ratvich would have been better...”. But that wasn't the 'point' Drone 1066 was making. Drone 1066 was making chastising comments that educational issues are only seen from a partisan perspective. That principles should be applied in an even handed way, even though that is what the Trump administration could logically counter with. People are out in the streets protesting, making phone calls, pressuring their senators. They don't deserve to be generalized as partisan hacks.
__Drone 1066 is conflating complaints about the CD commentary section with the public in general.
__ as any activist could tell you, this is an >>opportunity<< to get the information across to the public at large. Why take an adversarial position by condemning the 'partisan sinners', many of whom are actively protesting against the DeVos nomination.
So many issues are tied into more fundamental issues, such as wealth and control, which is another way of stating influence and power. Wealth and control are joined at the hip. Education, labor rights, environment, economic and monetary issues, reproductive rights, voting, civil rights issues across the board, in other words, virtually everything is embedded in the realities dominated by the forces of wealth and control. Our societies include a vast complex that maintain that status quo, researching ways to expand it, and ways to block efforts to change it. To the level of a philosophy. To understand this is understand why charter schools get funding while public schools struggle. And struggle under the chastisement that they are failures. All part of the 'philosophy'. And it is THAT which needs to be understood and made common knowledge. Partisan lements are excuses. If one needs to blow off steam, practice primal screaming.