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Obama’s Outrageous Sin Against Our Kids
(Originally posted in Hot Headlines)
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Excellent piece by Juan, one of the handful of liberal commentators left I can genuinely respect.
With no living, breathing students profiting from the program to give it a face and stand and defend it the Congress has little political pressure to put new money into the program. The political pressure will be coming exclusively from the teacher’s unions who oppose the vouchers, just as they oppose No Child Left Behind and charter schools and every other effort at reforming public schools that continue to fail the nation’s most vulnerable young people, low income blacks and Hispanics.
Come On Juan, you don’t honestly believe that the party of dumbing down our children really care about education?? These socialist need our kids to be stupid so that they will continue to vote for them. Your smarter than this, why would you expect anything else. – Lorica
It’s an easy choice. Think of it from Obama’s perspective.
On the one hand you have a bunch of poor kids (who can’t vote) and their parents. The parents, as inner city minorities, can be counted on to line up like good little sheep and vote Democrat no matter how much you destroy their community and schools.
On the other hand you have a teachers’ union that contributes heavily to your campaigns.
It’s a no-brainer.
Juan’s mistake is that he’s genuinely concerned with whether the kids get a good education. A Chicago politician knows those are “just words” – useful a campaign speech, unimportant after election day. Union money, on the other hand, is important 24/7/365.
And if Juan, or anyone else, expected Obama to really do anything to improve education, he didn’t pay much attention to the Dalai Bama’s record when he ran the Annenberg Challenge.
Why should His Hollowness care? After all, his kids aren’t affected, so it really doesn’t matter in the big picture (as described by GWR above).
And as far as the slaves, excuse me, voters in the inner city go, history shows they’ll be more than happy to stay on the plantation no matter what their donkey slavemasters do.
Anyone who is surprised by what Obama is doing was not paying attention. The NEA etc, HATE the voucher program with a passion and Obama is repaying the loyalty of the unions every chance he gets. The left has been and is only interested in getting and keeping power. It’s not that Obama has no guts, he agrees with the far left agenda. You’d have to be blind to not see it at this point.
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