Ye can or cannot speak such a thing, depending on who's banner yer sailing under
"Of course, raising questions about the steps-and-lanes system is a ferocious attack on teachers so we can't do that! (Incidentally, one reader writes to ask why you can criticize American policy in Iraq and still support the troops but not raise questions about these contracts without being a teacher basher? Good question…)"
The EIA Communiqué spotted this fine jewel.