Wow! John McCain Hates Public Education-Whoda Thunk? Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Wow! John McCain Hates Public Education-Whoda Thunk?
 


4 September 2008 at 11:04:01 PM
salon

We were out in the car and about and heard John McCain allude to school vouchers (used the term "choice") and spoke not only about private schools but charters. He also said something about getting rid of the *bad teachers*-now we didn't hear what came before so we don't know what the heck he was talking about, but a vote for McCain would sure seem to be a vote to gut public education. And at some point, I want the *choice* to quit paying taxes for schools IF my taxes are going to pay for vouchers for people to send THEIR kids to private or charter schools. I say that only in jest as I beiieve strongly in public schools. But not vouchers.

Education is the civil rights issue of this century. Equal access to public education has been gained. But what is the value of access to a failing school? We need to shake up failed school bureaucracies with competition, empower parents with choice, remove barriers to qualified instructors, attract and reward good teachers, and help bad teachers find another line of work.

When a public school fails to meet its obligations to students, parents deserve a choice in the education of their children. And I intend to give it to them. Some may choose a better public school. Some may choose a private one. Many will choose a charter school. But they will have that choice and their children will have that opportunity.

Senator Obama wants our schools to answer to unions and entrenched bureaucracies. I want schools to answer to parents and students. And when I’m President, they will.

BOO to John McCain.


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