That is an important skill for whenever the New York Times goes in for one of its "Room for Debates" on teachers. The questions they debate are always rather, um...loaded. You know, things like "Bad Teachers: Just About Twenty Percent or All of Them?" or "Teacher Pay: Is It Way Too High, or Just Too High?"
Today's question is "High-stakes Testing: Let's Fire More Teachers", and they recruited my very favorite Pacific Research Institute anti-unionist Lance Izumi to opine ("Teachers Are Union-Loving, Children-Hating Demons").
I managed to control the snideness for the most part, but I did have to provide my learned thoughts on the issue. And now I'm a wee bit behind. Oops.