Thought for the day, from a simultaneously funny and depressing new blog I found today, Mr Chalk:
No suggestion is so ridiculous that it will not be taken seriously, written down and earnestly debated.
If it is any consolation, Mr Chalk, that is not just restricted to the education sector. According to a trusted colleague and friend the world of work has two important types of people - complicators and simplifiers. He would point to the former as the enthusiastic practioners of taking ridiculous ideas seriously.