Obama – Education Reformer?
Today Obama unveield his Education Plan in an attempt to blunt the Palin affect: he’s trying to get the women’s vote. But of all the issues to pander – this is one in which he actually has experience… and it’s not that good!Let’s look at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. He was handpicked by William Ayers to be the Chairman of the Board. However, this is | Read More »
McCain vs Obama: Part IV – Their Promise to America
More rhetoric from the left would have us believe that John McCain has no plan for America. That he has no new ideas. That he will not help, but only hurt America.Let’s compare each candidates plan for America.Part IV – Their Promise to America:McCain:“But let there be no doubt, my friends, we’re going to win this election. And after we’ve won, we’re going to reach | Read More »
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McCain’s First Target: Department Of Education!
Previous Part Of Series HereWhat good has the Department of Education ever accomplished? So why not eliminate it?
**How many states comprise the United States of America Mr Obama?How many stars are on the American flag Mr Obama? Hint the same number as states in our country, *and no the answer is not 57 as you have stated before.*The final question for you is a two part question. How many stripes are on the American flag Mr. Obama, and why is there that | Read More »
Charles Murray Interview
My father always said that anyone who lived through John F. Kennedy’s assassination remembers what they were doing at the precise moment the president was shot. This may well be true, but we also lucidly recall the circumstances of far lesser events such as the controversy surrounding the publication of The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life by Richard J. Herrnstein and | Read More »
Grassley’s Focus on Investigations
Congress has some obligation to act as a watch dog and to hold investigations, but Grassley’s sole focus in the Senate seems to be investigation. His most recent demand is for hearings regarding the FBI’s anthrax letter investigation. It is not that I think hearings on this topic would not be beneficial, but Grassley appears to be accomplishing little else than starting investigations. A short | Read More »
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Changing The Subject
Imagine it’s August 29. The DNC convention has ended and Obama leads by 20 points in the polls. He gave a blockbuster of a speech at Invesco Field that even Republicans will applaud. The MSM’s legs will still be tingling even two days later. At the convention Obama will of course have proposed zillions of dollars in new spending as well as raise everyone’s taxes, | Read More »
Reading McCain’s web site, Education
McCain wants public support for a child’s education to follow that child into the school the parents choose, including their own homes, for well-educated children. He wants federal financial support to move from school to school with the child.(http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/19ce50b5-daa8-4795-b92d-92bd0d985bca.htm) Well, the teacher’s income being based on the number of students is something I oppose. It isn’t safe for the teacher or the teacher’s dependants. I’m | Read More »
John Edwards Stiffs the Kids, Cancels Scholarships… Hello Media?
Yes, there are two Americas. The one where John Edwards used to have a scholarship program that he intended to set up as an example for all of America to follow… and the one where he cancels that scholarship program. Is it because he isn’t running for president any more? Since Edwards has other things to do now — like hiding from the media in | Read More »
Busting a cap in Obama’s class warfare
cross-posted on Bluegrass Policy BlogParents and students stuck with failing schools in Kentucky have no opportunity to move their children into a charter school like they would in California, or a private school like they would in Washington D.C. Our soon-to-be legislative liaison from the Kentucky Department of Education Frank Rasche saw to that (here and here).Kentucky’s Democratic primary voters rejected Sen. Barack Obama. Seems | Read More »
The Candidate For Change
When it comes to education, change doesn’t come from the person you might expect would offer it.
Teachers Union Head Seeks to Become Tin Pot Dictator
Randi Weingarten has delusions of grandeur. She thinks she should be given the power of a dictator instead of those of a teachers union president. Instead of just teaching kids, Weingarten imagines that she should become doctor, nanny, nutritionist, psychologist, and mother to every kid in America. She imagines that she should be given the care and feeding of all the nation’s kids. Parents? Who | Read More »
Quotes That Catch My Fancy (School Choice Edition)
Is it time for a revival of a GOP urban agenda starting with vouchers? Where we went wrong the first time is pinning so much on the utilitarian benefits (reciting statistics about Catholic school performance) which left us open to the teachers’ unions nitpicking us to death. We should have been making an argument from the standpoint of freedom and dignity. Parents have a right | Read More »
NAACP Gives McCain A Warm Welcome
Mark Carlson, reports Senator McCain received a warm welcome at the NAACP Convention:John McCain told the NAACP and some skeptical black voters Wednesday that he will expand education opportunities, partly through vouchers for low-income children to attend private school. [. . .]We will pay bonuses to teachers who take on the challenge of working in our most troubled schools — because we need their fine | Read More »
‘Tis A Very Valuable Thing, A Rant (Second For The Day)
Megan McArdle has the floor. Oh, and for all of those people who insist on making some kind of huge connection between Milton Friedman and Augusto Pinochet, read this. This article is referenced in this comment to Megan McArdle’s post, but perhaps not surprisingly, commenters choose to ignore it.