Instead, predictably attacking teachers' unions as pretty much the sole source of our educational problems, Mitt characterized millions of American students as receiving "a Third World education."
His prescription for fixing that?
Not abolishing the US Department of Education (he used to hold that position, but dropped it).
Not No Child Left Behind (he used to support that initiative, but "evolved").
Nope, Mitt offers us worn out platitudes and--I couldn't make this up if I tried--a more stringent application of the principles behind Race to the Top:
|Mitt Romney: Race to the Top|
is good, but needs steroids.
Romney continues to support the federal accountability standards in the law, however. He also has said the student testing, charter-school incentives and teacher evaluation standards in Obama's "Race to the Top" competition "make sense" . . .Of course, he said the words that chill my heart (and then used more code for more Federal strings in the next paragraph):
He continued: "President Obama has made his choice, and I have made mine. As president, I will be a champion of real education reform in America."
Romney said he would let low-income and disabled students use federal money to attend public schools, public charter schools and, in some cases, private schools. Federal funds could also be used for tutoring or digital courses.In other words, Mitt would be exactly the same Federal education disaster the George W Bush (Tweedle-NCLB) and Barack Obama (Tweedle-RTTT) have been, another bureaucrat convinced that America's teachers, students, parents, and school boards are simply to f--king stupid to be left in charge of education.
Need I say that only one candidate--Libertarian Gary Johnson--offers anything different.
He'd like to get the Feds out of controlling our public education and let states/localities do their own thing.
And so would I.
Hey, Ron Paul supporters! Is this what you signed on for?