For School Choice
by Sheryl Henderson Blunt - Octover 27th, 2009 - The Weekly Standard
President Obama isn't taking kindly to a television ad that criticizes his opposition to a popular scholarship program for poor children, and his administration wants the ad pulled.
Former D.C. Councilmember Kevin Chavous of D.C. Children First said October 16 that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had recently approached him and told him to kill the ad.
"We're losing several generations of kids," Obama says, "and something has to be done."
Of course that "something" better not include anything that the education unions feels hurts their members. Nor had you better disagree publicly with Obama. Do that and our first "dictator" will tell you what you are to think.
Teachers come first. Students come last. That is the reason that our school systems have plunged into chaos for the last 40 years. Tenure and high wages are the only things the union cares about. Tenure so teachers can be incompetent without consequence. High wages so the union can increase its political payola to entrenched Democrat elected officials to protect the incompetent teachers. Current teachers are great at topics that are opinions, such as diversity and tolerance and hating all whites for being slaveholders. They are pretty lousy at teaching things like math and science and anything measurable.
Obama supports the unions. He will, like the unions, "talk" about losing kids. When the chips are down though, he backs the unions. His support for kids is really... just talk.