Seth Godin offers an interesting list of warning signs that you may be a defender of the status quo. As always, he’s talking to business folks but some of these apply to the American education system (not to mention our own overly-large school district) as well.

Grab onto the rare thing that could go wrong instead of amplifying the likely thing that will go right?

Focus on short-term costs instead of long-term benefits, because the short-term is more vivid for you?

Compare the best of what you have now with the possible worst of what a change might bring?

and especially around here

Exaggerate how good things are now in order to reduce your fear of change?