Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Malia and Sasha Will Not Be Attending Public School

Obama got his mug on the Today Show the other day and an audience member asked whether his daughters could receive the same high-quality education at a D.C. public school that they currently enjoy at their elite private school, Sidwell Friends. Obama, apparently forgetting that he is in the process of allowing Congress to phase out the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, answered, “I’ll be blunt with you. The answer’s ‘No’ right now.”

"I’ll be very honest with you. Given my position, if I wanted to find a great public school for Malia and Sasha to be in, we could probably maneuver to do it. But the broader problem is: For a mom or a dad who are working hard but don’t have a bunch of connections, don’t have a choice in terms of where they live, they should be getting the same quality education as anybody else, and they don’t have that yet."

Wow. What a douche. Thousands of D.C. kids are stuck in dangerous and substandard schools with no hope and no future and Obama and his cronies are eliminating one of the few chances they have of getting out, of getting into a private school. This is being done in the quest for, yes, you guessed it, money. As an added bonus, there will be thousands more poor minority children to grow up poorly educated, voting for the same scum that condemn them to poverty.

What's that? You're wondering how I came to that conclusion? That's not a difficult leap. Unions. Yep, unions. Didja know that the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) make 95% of their donations to Democrats? Didja know that NEA spends more on campaign contributions than ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Walmart, and the AFL-CIO combined? Didja know that the NEA's budget is $355 million? Didja know that's enough to buy a guy?

With private schools churning out well educated kids on a fraction of the money spent on public education, a thinking person would surely question what the heck is going on with the big bucks being thrown around by the NEA and the Department of Education for that matter. Would they really truly be sandbagging? Letting the poor and uneducated stay that way for power and votes and money?

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