Sunday, January 30, 2011

Education Reform & School Choice

Socialist President Obama keeps pushing to spend ("invest") more federal money on education, even though the United States spends more on public schools than any other nation in the world and achieves poorer results. What Obama is really talking about is paying back his teacher union supporters who are facing threats to their bloated pensions. No doubt, Obama will propose a bail out of the states, many of which face bankruptcy, as a pay off to all public employees, including teachers. It important to recognize that union teachers usually make up half the participants at the Socialist Presidential Convention every four years. As such, teacher union own the Socialist Party including Obama, lock, stock and barrel. Obama is really just a union lackey.

And, what a disgraceful shame it is because that relationship is actually harming kids. During the month of January, groups have meeting all over the country in support of the School Choice movement. Clearly, parents, particularly with kids in failing schools should be able to determine what school is best for their kids by use of a voucher. Rich parents, like the Obama's have their kids in private schools that charge exorbitant tuition. Poor and even many middle class parents don't have that option and why not?

The Socialists refuse to allow School Choice because they are protecting teacher union jobs and pensions. About 1,200 poor African American parents right now are fighting to maintain the School Choice Voucher pilot program in Washington DC that Obama eliminated by Executive Order as one of his first acts in office. It is very sad that the first African American President would deny other African Americans the right to get their children out of failing public schools just to protect the teacher union.

What is very ironic is that left wing Socialists that insist on the mother's right to choose related to abortion will deny that same mother the right to choose an appropriate school for her children. Public schools are the new slavery for minority parents and their kids who are stuck in failing inner city schools with no other options. We clearly need education reform in the United States if we are to improve our public schools. School Choice should be the law of the land to break the public school monopoly and allow for competition. Great teachers should receive merit pay. Teacher tenure should be ended to allow bad teachers to be FIRED. The 5% of kids that are problem students should be sent to special schools to address their needs and to get them out of regular classrooms to stop the disruption that they cause to allow teachers to TEACH. And, teacher unions should be eliminated along with all public employee unions. Collective bargaining should be replaced by Civil Service Commissions to keep pay and benefits that are bankrupting our country in line with the private sector.

Education in the United States will never improve as long as Socialists are in office because of their teacher union allegiance fueled by millions in campaign contributions. Whose bread they eat, whose song they sing and Socialists sing like canaries when it comes to teacher unions. None of the reform described above will happen as long as Socialists control our government. Education reform is one more reason we must sweep these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014 by electing Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real EDUCATION, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation. This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in America.

Most important, we must elect Conservatives who will adhere to the Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers, not as contrived by the left wing media, Socialists in the last 98 years, our current or former Presidents, Congresses, or the Courts. We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to implement real education reform. We can do it. We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

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