Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Anti-Education President

Reason TV has identified President Obama as the anti-Eduction president, or maybe more accurately, the education union president (not president of the union, of course). See the entire article here. I want to highlight one point.

Money. The history of education advocacy has been all about money. The argument has been that the government education establishment needs more money to succeed. They pretend that the children need more money.

Adjusted for inflation, per pupil spending has doubled since the 1970's. Despite the doubling, DOUBLING, of funding, schools are not any better. They are worse.

Parents want choices. They want charter schools. They want voucher systems. President Obama's record? He aided Senator Durbin kill the DC voucher system.

It is too bad that the Constitution does not have a popular vote recall for the office of President. President Obama would be gone.

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