Grading Obama’s education policies

Posted by: Phineas on October 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Libertarian Reason.TV gives the President an “F,” and I have to agree. Narrated by Nick Gillespie, the video flunks Obama in three areas:

  1. More money for no improvement
  2. Policies that limit choice, when school choice has been proven effective
  3. Unions before education

Watch the video for an explanation:

With regard to the second reason, I’ve written before about the rebirth of the New Orleans school system after Hurricane Katrina and how a voucher system enabling school choice has lead to greatly improved test scores there.

But don’t bother a progressive reactionary, such as the President, with empirical evidence.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Carlos says:

    “Education” is a more sacred cow than Social Security, and with good reason. The progressives know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if their progressive agenda in the classrooms were to be interrupted by anything as pedestrian as facts, their entire program would go up in smoke. They have created a state-sanctioned “re-education camp” industry that provides stupid voters well into the future, and they could scarce afford to give that up now.

    One of the ads for the jackass running for guvner in my state says his first priority is education. But it has to be HIS brand of education because if real knowledge were being taught in our schools any fool would be able to tell that this jackass’ previous two terms as guvner (in the 1990s) were not only a complete failure but almost a death knell for the state itself.

    But, of course, that would require all the “any fool”s to bring up facts, and with the quality of education here, that’s pretty much impossible.