Thursday, January 27, 2011

School Hailed by Obama
Succeeded By Firing Teachers,
Bucking Union

by Michael Warren - January 28th, 2011 - The Weekly Standard

President Obama spoke last night about the need to “win the race to educate our kids” and asked if we as Americans are “willing to do what’s necessary to give every child a chance to succeed.” He highlighted one school in particular—Bruce Randolph School in Denver. “Three years ago, it was rated one of the worst schools in Colorado; located on turf between two rival gangs,” Obama said. “But last May, 97 percent of the seniors received their diploma. Most will be the first in their family to go to college.”

What Obama failed to mention is how Bruce Randolph turned its situation around: firing teachers at will after being granted an exemption from union rules.

Typical Democrat hypocrisy. Lauding the success of a school while totally opposing the very techniques by which that success was attained. The two related problems in our nation are ignorant teaching methods supported by corrupt educrat dominated unions. Obama will not accept that premise, or allow that reality to reduce the union domination of our kids and their education.


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