Skip to comments.Helen Thomas: "Faltering U.S. Schools Are National Disgrace" [GRAPHIC IMAGES, LIBERAL LUNACY]
Posted on 04/28/2010 3:28:09 PM PDT by seanmerc
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama needs to wake up to the fact that the nations school systems are going down the drain.
Thousands of teachers are facing a payless summer. Millions of school children are looking at a drop in educational standards and bigger classes.
We are depriving students of their right to a decent education.
Granted that school systems are under state control, the federal government needs to step up and help them overcome their financial woes.
Arent the schools too important to fail?
U.S. priorities are to spend billions every week for the unjustified and unexplained wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the maintenance of hundreds of U.S. military bases around the world. At the same time, we neglect the nations schools when teachers affect eternity. Its a national disgrace.
As Lyndon B. Johnson, a former school teacher, used to say: Education is the passport to a better life.
Obama had a great education and presumably knows its worth. But what are our national priorities? What does it matter if we win the whole world militarily but lose our learning?
Obama promised change. But change from his predecessors policies and priorities required a giant leap, and he has not made it.
It takes great courage to turn a country around. The president has to be reminded that he has dug us into a Vietnam-style quagmire in Afghanistan. Nine years of killing and dying in Afghanistan are enough. The Russians were in Afghanistan for 10 years before departing. It took courage for them to leave.
Its too bad Obama does not have knowledge of the Vietnam era. If he had, he would never have committed American troops to widen the war in Afghanistan.
Too many civilians are caught in the crossfire in Afghanistan between allied forces, the Taliban and al-Qaida.
Recently, four young Iraqis returning from a soccer game were killed, mistaken as insurgents, meaning the enemy. Im sure that regrets were sent to the families for the mistake. Who is to blame? Normally when you invade and occupy a country, YOU are the enemy!
Unprovoked, preemptive war was the hallmark of former President George W. Bush, who yearned to be known as a war president.
Real war presidents like Dwight D. Eisenhower -- the hero of World War II -- knew better. When Eisenhower arranged a cease fire with North Korea and pulled most U.S. forces out of Korea after winning the presidency in 1952, there was a huge sense of relief in the country.
How many Americans and Koreans are still alive today because of that move?
Yes, breaking up is hard to do.
As for Vietnam, after widespread protests against the 15-year-long war and with North Vietnamese armies poised to overrun Saigon, President Gerald R. Ford withdrew the last U.S. forces. Were friends now with Vietnam, with an amazing lack of bitterness on the Vietnamese side. American presidents should learn that winning the hearts and minds of people who have been occupied by U.S. forces is asking a lot.
The president and Congress need to stop spending the nations treasure on war while simultaneously neglecting children, our most important assets.
The Washington Post reported last week that from coast to coast, public schools face the threat of thousands of layoffs this year in a fiscal crunch and fewer programs to help students in need.
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has proposed a $23 billion federal bailout to help states avert teacher layoffs. This is a pittance compared to the cost of enforcing U.S. foreign policy around the world.
Of course they think the answer is more money.. lol.
What.... couldn’t make the pic large enough???? :)
Of course schools and education is going down the drain, but it ain’t for lack of the government being involved...
They need to get the heck out, stop pushing their liberal indoctrination and regulating crap and I’m sure things will get much better.
I can work on making the picture bigger, if you like...
It is about getting $23 billion to bailout teachers unions. The Dems just keep bailing out union workers.
Curses for posting that.
I heard this morning that The Peoples Republic of NJ pays on the average of $19,000 per student.
Yes, the Teachers Unions suck and must be destroyed.
LOL! Nooooooo thanks. :)
Wait wait... let me guess this one:
The fix is MORE GOVERNMENT MONEY for schools!
How’d I do?
And Johnson, who was known to insist that most of his female clerks have sex with him, also said, "I need five minutes with you." Helen Thomas and Lyndon Johnson were both pigs.
In the late 50’s my classes at a Catholic school had 50+ kids in them..and just one nun. We behaved..and learned.
The more taxpayer dollar$ get thrown at public schrewl education the worse the end product becomes.
It’s demonstrable that the schools have been shoddy for years.
They produced her.
This is NOT about students.
IT IS ABOUT TEACHERS UNIONS AND THEIR PENSIONS.
America, you have been had.
Deal with it, or pay with uneducated indoctrinated morons reporting YOU to the authorities.
Right under her nose is the example of the Washington public school system. A lack of money is not the problem. The problem is the schools are in the hands of venal and/or stupid people.
Hey Helen! Thank your fellow Leftists for dumbing down America! You should be proud!
Sigh- I feel as though my childrens children will be listening to her drivel. I guess its true only the good die young......
After all, our magnificent Department of Public Education (DOPE) is on the job...
The faltering schools have been run by liberals for decades...it’s the incompetence of liberals that have condemned more than a generation.
Helen... We could use more money to fund education if it weren’t for the fact that the federal government has already taken it away from us to fund Obamacare, cash for clunkers, and the GM bailout.
When did it become a right?
Give us more money or your kids will be stupid!!
And what would that be?
Isnt ther a movie by that name. Mo money, Mo Money
It’s the democrat scream every couple of years, Mo money for schools.
The scores go down and still they scream Mo money.
I saw her on Varney & Co. the other day. She is a major loon. For all the times she has seen government fail miserably at everything it does, she still calls for even more government. She’s crazier than an outhouse rat.
Good God no matter how one steels oneself, this harridan is so brutally and God awful UGLY!!!
Somebody said that if she had any brothers and sisters, they must be pretty good-looking because she soaked up all the ugly in that family.
OMG The humanity
I wonder if Helen Thomas ever hit on Ronald Reagan Hollywood friends LOL!
Faltering U.S. Schools Are National Disgrace....
...thanks to liberal mindsets, methods and agenda.
Oh, Hellen, come to California and see what decades of a Democrat-controlled legislature have wrought.
I asked several juniors in the high school I work at who Thomas Jefferson was; none of them knew. In two years, they’ll be voters.
And, Hellen dear, they don’t read newspapers either!
Oh, good grief. I was actually reading the article...
Hey Helen, how bout the Federal. government gets the hell out of education PERIOD. Let each state handle their own and that puts and end to the Federal government indoctrination of the kids. Soon we will have 2-3 generations of good little commie kids.
“In the late 50s my classes at a Catholic school had 50+ kids in them..and just one nun. We behaved..and learned.”
Yes, and that Nun was a great believer in Teddy Roosevelt...she spoke softly and carried a big ruler.
Huh, that reminds me of some managers I’ve had in the past...