What was supposed to be a slow trickle of illegally obtained middle class tax dollars flowing to the “public schools” is also being “spurred” by five billion dollars in grants.. “The Socialist Stimulus” bill was going to send $100 billion dollars to the public schools. It is a proven “fact”, for example, a “fact” like all of the ones surrounding global warming, that the only thing holding the standards and accomplishments of the public schools students down is “a lack of funds”.. That makes as much sense as saying that the only reason that Rosie O’Donnell is insane is because she is fat..
In the story, “Obama Unveils “Race to the Top’ to Spur Nation’s Schools With $5B in Grants” (foxnews.com) we learn that Obama is “challenging states” by “using money as bait.” The liberals have been using money as bait since the dawn of time. It’s always OTHER people’s money, but their Bolshevik benevolence succeeds in only exacerbating the problems that they kindly address.
Obama wants “every child to succeed and to boost the educational foundation of the economy..” The foundation of the economy is “consumerism” powered by the middle class and the work of the nation’s businesses, both big and small. The liberals have been destroying the public schools for nearly fifty years now, “education” in the public schools more closely resembles “indoctrination”..
“This competition will not be based on politics or ideology or the preferences of a particular interest group..” That is one sentence that is overloaded with rubbish and folly. Let’s take a scalpel to this tripe.. “not based on politics and ideology..” EVERYTHING that is mired in the liberal cesspool is based upon politics and ideology. Just one example: the left was absolutely giddy that a hurricane was headed towards New Orleans at the moment the Republican convention was scheduled to start in September of 2008. Those who profess to “care” so much only “care” about stealing your life savings and redistributing it to the barnacles and bottom feeders that are their constituents.
“Or a particular interest group..” Liberal politics is connected umbilically to the “special interests”. Here the “special interest” who will be playing with the “revenues” pilfered from you and I are the vermin of the NEA and they already have an impressive track record of “accomplishment” when it comes to the “students” that they have molded in the last twenty five years..
“Not every state can win..” That really doesn’t sound “fair” at all. Since the public schools have all but cashiered the idea of “outcome based education” (grades.) as “racist” or “un-inclusive” or some other dodge for their sloth and lack of concern, this has to be made “fair”. The left is all about “fair”. How about a wonderful ceremony where of the losers will get a ribbon suitable for framing recognizing their participation and complementing their attendance..
“America itself will be better for it..” America would be “better for it” if the numerous “education departments” fueled by the various arms of the various governments, local, state and federal and their redundant “education” departments would disappear. (Believe it or not, we have no “Education Czar”. We do have a “Faith Based Czar”, Joshua DuBois and a “Green Jobs Czar”, Van Jones, since we are on the topic of redundant governmental WASTE.) “America itself would be better for it” if government got out of the “education” business altogether.
“Districts that apply for the money will be evaluated by clear criteria..” Why can’t we apply this “clear criteria” template to the Obama administration? What happened to his ridiculous “transparency” pledge? I would assume that he believes in that pledge as much as he does the Pledge of Allegiance.. I know that he has repeated the “transparency” pledge more often.. They will be using “strong standards and common tests”.. I surely hope that these “tests” don’t end up with any “discrepancies” when it comes to pigmentation and performance, because “soon-to-be” Justice “Shemp” Sotomayor might have to slap them down with about a hundred words..
“..charter schools, which are public schools that operate with more independence..” “Independence” is a laudable goal, but if it were a genuine one with the liberals, (sorry to sully the word “genuine” in conjunction with the left..) why not allow the PARENTS to be “independent” and allow educational vouchers to be part of their educational “choice” for their children? Its about time that the liberals understood that “choice” means more than just the extinguishing of a fetus for convenience..
“Obama said reforming education has been talked about without enough action..” Here is the liberal’s idea of “action” (never results) relative to education. Throw bucket after bucket of money to the public schools and to the NEA and blame the tests when the so-called “students” invariably fail.. Do you see their “action” of the past decades and the “results” of it? “Enough action”? Haven’t we had “enough” of Obama and his kind of “action”, “action” that will take the complete and concentrated efforts of the Superfund to “clean up”?
The Obama administration wants to “transform the federal government’s role in education.” We have already seen how he has “transformed the federal government’s role” in banking, insurance and automobile manufacturing for example, and there is no reason to believe that this unnecessary expenditure will turn out any better than any of the other fascist follies and foibles that have preceded it..
“The fund has taken on added importance because in many states, the bulk of the stimulus money is being used to fill increasingly larger budget holes.” If it is OK for the federal government to utilize this ingenious type of “plan” (Nancy Pelosi: “We have the revenue stream to pay for it. If we don’t need it, we can use it to reduce the deficit..”) the states will too. After a while, the states and the federal government will just start puling about “the kids” after they wasted our money on some bogus “project”. In a matter of minutes, the Obama “Party Decorations Czar” will paste together another oversized cardboard check made out to “the kids, from Barack” while the slugs of the NEA squeeze themselves into the shot, grinning sardonically as the flashbulbs pop..
The Governmental Accountability Office has come out and said as much. Earlier this month they said, “School districts are planning to use the money mostly to prevent teacher layoffs. Most did not indicate that they would use these funds to pursue educational reform..” “Prevent teacher layoffs”? Since Obama is SO fond of saying that he doesn’t want to “repeat the same failed policies that got us into this mess”, why would he hand over billions more to the “same people that got us into this mess”? Because these “same people” are the marionettes of the NEA and they vote Democratic and they vote often..
“The Education Department will gather public comment on its rules for the $5 billion fund for the next thirty days.. The first round of the money should be awarded early next year..” Since when has the Obama caliphate given a damn about “public comment”? Why don’t they just declare this to be another of the usual liberal “epidemics” or “catastrophes” and just add it to the ever growing list of the fifteen or so “number one priorities” of BHO/JFK and the deed will soon be done or no recess..
The liberals know that an actual tangible “education” is the key to an individual’s success. Success is the key that allows the individual to escape the carcinogenic grip of liberalism. Successful people have no use for the liberals and their toxic form of individually oppressive government. That is why they have sabotaged the whole process for decades by bedding down with the NEA.. The NEA creates the permanent underclass, the liberals profit from it..
“Awarded next year..” Cash prizes from the liberals for the perpetual underachievers.. Who ever heard of such a thing.. Obama calls this a “Race to the Top”. When it comes to the nation’s public schools, it would possibly less costly to the rest of us and it would certainly be a shorter distance to travel if he made it a “Race to the Bottom”..