Friday, September 14, 2012

Romney = Kasich on Public Education

* Mitt Romney is an example of someone that doesn't know anything about public education, but that won't stop him from criticizing it. Romney and his family have all attended private schools. Romney has walked/driven by public schools and he thinks that makes him an expert on public education.


“But the role I see that ought to remain in the president’s agenda with regards to education is to push back against the federal teachers unions,” Romney said. “Those federal teachers unions have too much power, in some cases, they overwhelm the states, they overwhelm the local school districts. We have got to put the kids first and put these teachers unions behind.”

Hmmmm. This sounds similar to things said by Gov. John Kasich in his quest to deny workers' rights to public employees, including teachers, fire fighters, police officers, nurses, and state workers. Do you think they all get the same talking points?

Romney wants to let private corporations take over public schools in the form of charter schools. Allowing corporations to make money off of the education of our young people sounds absolutely disgusting. When corporations take over, scores go down, science disappears, and someone in a corporate office decides which right wing version of history should be taught.

Mitt isn't fit.