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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Is anybody else sick of Obama’s education policies too or Obama you don’t thank teachers by stabbing them in the back

I don’t have a problem with Benghazi, the economy, gay marriage, Obamacare or ninety percent of the other things he does but then I come full circle back to his disastrous education polices and think what does that other stuff matter if he destroy the institution, public education, that arguably made this country great?

Oh Obama let me count the ways you are sticking a knife in the back of teachers and public education.

1. You talk the talk but you do not walk the walk. You go on and on about how teachers are important but then all the policies you put in place and support, charter schools, test based evaluations and high stakes tests kneecap us.

2. Race to the Top, when you were elected we thought you were going to get rid of No Child Left Behind but instead you doubled down on it and worse you took districts and states desperation at the height of the economic meltdown and you made them trade local control to what amounts to pennies on the dollar. Plus education is not a freaking race, sheesh!!!

3. Arne Duncan, he is the most reviled secretary of education in history, unless you are hedge fund managers or investment bankers; they are inviting him over and lighting their cigars with hundred dollar bills. His support of corporate reforms is widening the achievement gap and ensuring a generation of kids always stay in poverty.

4. Penny Pritzker, nominated as Secretary of Commerce, is heavily invested in charter schools funded with the tax money taken from the 50+ Chicago Public Schools she approved closing. She even had one named after herself. What Jeb Bush, the granddaddy of the privatize public school movement wasn’t available for a position? 

5. Not realizing this was teacher appreciation week, he declared the week Charter School Week, you know those defacto private schools that steal money from public schools and despite the fact they can pick who they both take and keep, giving them a tremendous advantage, do a poor job. 

I would say he was a complete tool but I have this amazing screwdriver and I don’t want to insult it 
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