Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cash For Education Clunkers

by Michelle Malkin - January 26th, 2011 -

"We're going to have to out-educate other countries," President Obama urged this week. How? By out-spending them, of course! It's the same old quack cure for America's fat and failing government-run schools monopoly. The one-trick ponies at the White House call their academic improvement agenda "targeted investing" for "winning the future." Truth in advertising: Get ready to fork over more Cash for Education Clunkers.

Our government already spends more per capita on education than any other of the 34 wealthiest countries in the world except for Switzerland...


Mark Lawson, school board president of one of New York state's first districts to put technology directly in students' hands, told The New York Times in 2007: "After seven years, there was literally no evidence it had any impact on student achievement -- none."

Any honest assessment proves the computer giveaway here in Bertie County was equally useless. Money is NOT the problem.

Rumors are that the same groups who built the useless taj mahal middle school are determined to build a new high school. That too will be a useless waste of money. Schools don't teach. Even fancy new schools don't teach. Children learn when they are challenged to learn in the same old way we taught people for thousands of years. As soon as some arrogant out of touch educrat claims to have found a new way to teach our children (which happens every time our children's test scores prove again they are not learning) you can be sure of one thing. It is a lie. It is equally a lie when they claim that the problem is money.

When anyone, even the Preident of the United States, insists that throwing money at our problems is needed "to out-educate other countries," there is one thing you can be sure of. Our children are about to be ripped off by the same "education" unions who have already destroyed our school systems for three generations.

The proposal itself shows how stupid Obama thinks we are.


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