well, there would be a clear selection bias on who decides to join an internet forum to hash out political positions. But in general, I always saw our school issues mainly stemming from how schools are funded (local taxes), special interests groups pushing policy that doesn't serve the interests of students (teacher unions), and the lack of value education holds for many communities (which seems particularly bad within AA communities)
Socialst? I dunno.
But they are a well-intentioned idea that - imo - is doing more harm then good.
Like almost all things, free enterprise is the way to go with most of America's schools.
And leave public schools to the poor.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
But to answer your question, Obama has said many times he wants better public education. That's the difference between someone like him and other people who criticize public education. Obama thinks it could be better and WANTS to make it better. Other people think it isn't good and want to shut it down.
See the difference?
CATO is a conservative group that wants public education shut down so the corporations can make more money. Personally, I'd rather not see education turned into a for profit business, that's just dumb. Next they'll want to make the military a private business as well.
Last edited by MoSurveyor; 04-09-13 at 04:54 AM.
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And your argument is definitely correct, but I think the real problem is people want to shut down public education to preserve the status quo of wealth distribution in this country. Public education is the great equalizer, it allows everyone to become educated and better their station in life. Those who are at the top of the wealth pyramid are fearful of public education, because it is a threat to their position. Once you get rid of public schools and turn education private, not only can these people profit from it, but it also guarantees only the wealthy can become wealthy.
yes we need to have 95% illiteracy for a "better" workforce..........
Look at the golden age of Rome or the USA in 1880! WHo needs education for the slaves!