Seriously - they do.
Here's what Rummy has to offer us:
Shit happens - free markets are untidy and people make mistakes and sometimes that means selling off entire public school systems to private equity predators and letting them suck the money dry, leaving the children in classrooms of sixty kids with no heat, no desks, no books and no teachers because they all got fired. That's just what needs to happen and there's nothing we can do about it.
Oh, wait - that's what he said about Baghdad after the invasion.
Well, it works for education reform too.
Gee, how exciting that Education Week is publishing all these insights from military leaders on how to reform the education system.
Next week Education Week is going to bring us the wit and wisdom of General William Westmoreland and the charterization of the public school system.
The article is entitled "In Order To Save The Public Education System, We Had To Destroy It."
After that, Kissinger on how to achieve "Education Reform With Honor."
What a great paper of record, this Education Week.
We can learn so much from it.
Like what not to do and who not to listen to.
UPDATE - 1:01 PM: More wisdom on leadership from Donald Rumsfeld:
Yeah, Rumsfeld has so much to teach us about leadership.
How many people died as a result of Donald Rumsfeld's arrogance, hubris, and incompetence?