January 25, 2012

Um, whaaa ...?

The Messiah last night in his State of the Union Address:

Iím a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: that government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more. Thatís why my education reform offers more competition, and more control for schools and states. Thatís why weíre getting rid of regulations that donít work.

While it is accurate to say that Obama has been friendly to school choice and charter schools, how can he with a straight face say that he's offering "more control for schools and states?" Here in the First State, his Race to the Top monies have come with innumerable strings attached, from the same mandated tests statewide, to the same teacher evaluation system ... again, statewide. There's very little, if any, school (local) control anymore. The state DOE, if anything, is running things more and more rather than the individual districts. Which, unfortunately, means the vast majority of Race to the Top funds have done nothing but expand another bureauacracy.

Posted by Hube at January 25, 2012 07:38 PM | TrackBack

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