Obama Administration Cajoling Our Schools

by Ryan on July 24, 2009

in Culture,Economy,Politics

There’s an extra $5 billion in Porkulus aid just waiting for certain school districts out there across the nation on top of the whopping $100 billion provided for schools in the Porkulus package.  With this $5 billion amount, the catch is that your district must give up any kind of independent sovereignty to government dictates, “prodding” state legislatures to give up autonomy to those education dollars.  So, the money won’t go to every state with need, but maybe 10 to 20 “models of innovation,” (read- government re-education camps laboratories) ready to “WOW!” the rest of the country based on how much they’ll improve. 

Obama is trying to fix ailing school systems using the same outdated 45-year-old liberal playbook – more money solves everything and, of course, the federal government knows best what your individual school district requires most.  

Education Secretary Arne Duncan was a major part of the Chicago school system (which has a higher teen homicide rate than Beirut!), who was never even a teacher!  Now, he’s got a national audience and a huge budget to promote Obama’s philosophical agenda.  The states and school districts getting this money will undoubtedly see marked grade inflation, keep bad teachers, witness oodles of wasted federal cash on dictates not relevant to their circumstances, and (like in Tennessee) the suppression of charter schools as a price to pay for taking this Porkulus cash. 

Aren’t our kids handicapped enough in the current system?  Keeping them dumb, dependent, thinking the federal government owes them something more than security and you’ll unfortunately keep them voting Democrat.  Simple arithmetic both Obama and Duncan understand.  Will the states targeted by brave enough to resist, or are our failing schools already disproporionately in Democrat districts and would gladly feed from the government trough?  Even someone with a public school education could figure that one out.

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B. Johnson July 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Given the federal Constitution’s silence about public schools, the 10th Amendment automatically reserves government power to regulate and lay taxes for public schools to the states, not the Oval Office and Congress. And until constitutionally ignorant citizens wise up to the corrupt federal government’s unlawful interference in their public schools, citizens DESERVE to be slaves to the federal government.

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