Innovation Down? Education Issues Up Defining innovation down — TheDC’s Caroline May reports on a congressman who we should hope never becomes Secretary of Education: “Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson claimed in late May that America’s schools should be modeled after Islamic madrassas in video that recently surfaced. ‘America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Quran,’ Carson said in the speech. ‘And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students.'” Yes, because when you think of innovation, you immediately think of madrassas, right? And when you think of modernity, how can you not think of societies founded on the Quran? Saudi Arabia, for instance, is just booming with … with … with …. nothing but oil.