Yesterday we wrote about Hillary and her alliance with the teachers union and disregard for the well being of poor and middle class kids stuck in poor performing public schools.
It's a 'do as I say, not as I do' thing. And it's obviously a successful political strategy as the majority of the poor and middle class voting parents continue to vote for the status quo by supporting the Democratic Party/Teachers Union alliance. Go figure.
The approach is 100% hypocritical because it's the middle class and poor kids who suffer (the ones the Hillary/Teachers union alliance purports to care so much about) --- as the 'helped' kids are prevented from choosing which schools to attend with existing taxpayer money. Of course, vouchers and school choice would introduce much needed competition into the education equation, but Hillary and the teachers union won't allow that. That's neither their bargain nor in their selfish interests. So screw the kids.
All Arne's Children is subtitled 'The Education Secretary will send his kids to a private Chicago school . The editorial says this about the blatant hypocrisy of the U.S. Department of Education's leadership when it comes to public policy for the education America's poor and middle class kids:
"Arne Duncan has had his good moments supporting charter schools, but the Education Secretary continues to fight vouchers for private schools. So it’s worth noting that he has decided to send his own children to a private school in Chicago.
During his time in Washington, Mr. Duncan’s two children have been attending public schools in suburban Virginia. But his wife has now moved back to Chicago, and come fall their children will study at the University of Chicago’s Laboratory Schools—which he attended and where tuition runs about $30,000 a year. That’s also where Barack and Michelle Obama sent their children before moving to Washington and sending Sasha and Malia to the tony Sidwell Friends.
Mr. Duncan’s choice is all the more striking since he used to run the Chicago public schools. He also stood aside in 2009 when Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin managed to kill the Opportunity Scholarship Program in Washington until Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Congress revived it.
The Education Secretary was also a muted voice when the Obama Justice Department filed a lawsuit aimed at scuttling Louisiana’s innovative voucher program. . . .
We wish Arne Duncan’s children every success. Too bad he didn’t fight for similar options for families not as fortunate as his."
These 'do as I say and not as I do' phony and hypocritical pandering politicians make me want to puke.
But they will continue to get the majority of the votes of the parents whose kids they are screwing.
That's my take.