Such is the case sometimes with Richard Day, an Eastern Kentucky University education professor.
In a post yesterday, he reprinted a Kentucky Department of Education press release and headlined it "Draud Touts Progress under KERA."
The press release is riddled with factual errors. Bluegrass Institute education analyst Richard Innes already pointed several of them out on the Bluegrass Policy Blog.
But when Mr. Innes tried to point these errors out again and engage in a reasoned discourse, Dr. Day responded with this:
"Arguing specific data points in the face of the larger picture might be seen as an attempt to focus on a tree while ignoring the forest."
Unfortunately, that is an all-too-typical response one gets when daring to call Kentucky's education establishment on the carpet for their incompetence and the arrogant way in which they try to cover it up.