Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Obamafication of Education

Columnist Star Parker criticizes Barackobama's nice talk-bad walk approach to education. President Obama often uses the right words. He says that "responsibility for our children's education must begin at home." But then he will not allow parents' school choice and the option to choose a religious school. Nice words, pretty words. Empty, vapid, hypocritical words. Didn't Obama say that words are important? Parker adds that "We need more common sense and freedom in K-12 education -- not more government programs and money." Full Column by Star Parker... I agree with her completely. Unfortunately, the Democrats - and too many Republicans - prefer the to play the game of ever-increasing budgets for schools. They do this for two primary reasons: (1) Ignorance of the historic inverse relationship between student performance and spending per student, and (2) because bigger budgets means bigger bureaucracies - and that means more power. Not for the people, for the politicians and bureaucrats. RELATED: A Citizen's Guide to Education Reform -- School Choices Alliance For School Choice Updated Study Finds Higher Graduation Rates For Milwaukee Choice Students School Choice Wisconsin Why We Fight: How Public Schools Cause Social Conflict Education and Child Policy - School Choice Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Cool Stuff...