Monday, November 10, 2008

What It Means?

Juan Williams on what Obama's victory means to racial politics.

Money Q:

"The onus now falls on individuals to take advantage of opportunities. That begins with keeping families together and taking responsibility for the twisted "gangsta" culture that celebrates jail time instead of schooling. With Mr. Obama as the head of government, discussion of racial problems now comes in the form of pragmatic discourse for how to best give all Americans opportunty, for example, how to improve schools."

Maybe, but good luck with that. Taking on the teachers' union is essential to school reform and Mr. Obama and his fellow Democrats have shown no interest in that. More likely they will do what they always do: call for more money to be spent to no good effect. That was Obama's record with Mr. Ayers on the Annenberg Challenge in Chicago ($160 million worth for no academic gains.)

The more things change, the more the stay the same. So look for more of the same from Democrats on education.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's your 'education plan'? Kids cutting classes to attend sports rallies?

If you feel that spending less money can produce better quality, maybe your employers at the Delco Times could try cutting your salary to see if your quality improves. Or, they could save even more money just by hiring a monkey to bang on the keyboard, with no discernible loss of quality in the end product. :-)

November 10, 2008 at 11:58 AM 
Blogger setion8hater said...

What is your solution "anonymous?" It seems to me most people have lots of time to comment about someone's opinion but rather than offer a solution, you bash someone else's ideas.
I am a fan of school vouchers, which would force the teachers unions to make their schools better; so they compete for the RIGHT to teach my children. The right thing is to debate these things, not bash someone who is trying to inform!

November 11, 2008 at 7:26 PM 

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