Skip to comments.Media Breakthrough on Education
Posted on 12/10/2010 11:18:49 AM PST by Academiadotorg
A seminal trend may be occurring in media coverage of education, at least at the K-12 level: The press is starting to notice where the problem comes from.
o The Economist ran an article showing that you cant solve education problems by throwing money at them;
o The L. A. Times conducted an investigation of teacher salaries in the City of the Angels; and
o Newsweek ran an article by Michelle Rhee, the former Washington, D. C. chancellor who became the bête noire of teachers unions everywhere.
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I have noticed this lately.
When Bush got into office, with a Republican house and Senate, I waited eagerly to see him give America true educational choice, a platform he ran on. Instead I got a bad deal made with Ted Kennedy.
Obama’s doing the same to the moonbats now - turning his back on them to do deals with the other side. O does not have a choice, I think- but Bush I did.
It was a strong lesson about whose side professional politicians really are on - their own. Enjoying their power and making the country over into a place they envision in their little back rooms.
However, I think even the moonbat MSM press is starting to see the writing on the wall. But it will take a lot more than this to wrest education from the power drunk teachers’ unions. The ones who think the purpose of education is to provide them with jobs better than the rest of the plebians out there.
Well this morning Fox was being fair and balanced when I caught the tail end of a story on a school where kids do whatever they want. Remember the great results from the OPEN classrooms? Anyway, I didn’t catch the schools, but I am so glad my kid is done. The next school he’ll do is MOS. :)
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