Saturday, October 03, 2009

The Hypocrisy Of It All - Our Schools

Walter Williams explains (Obama's Betrayal of Education at Capmag) how what's good for the goose is not good for the gander. While politicians send their children to our disgraceful public schools the rest of Americans have to send their children to our "public schools" and watch anxiously as their brains rot in those classrooms designed to hold back the intellectual development of our kids. One would almost think that the progressives devised these schools on purpose so make malleable citizens who would not question any policy perverted or otherwise.

Instead of President Obama addressing school students across the nation, he might have accomplished more by focusing his attention on the educational rot in schools in the nation's capital.

…The staunchest opponents of school choice are hypocrites. They want, demand and can afford school choice for themselves but for others not so affluent school choice it is a different matter. President and Mrs. Barack Obama enrolled their two daughters in Washington's most prestigious Sidwell Friends School, forking over $28,000 a year for each girl. Whilst senator from Illinois, the Obama's enrolled their girls in the University of Chicago's Laboratory School, a private school in Chicago charging almost $20,000 for each girl. A Heritage Foundation survey found that 37 percent of the members of the House of Representatives and 45 percent of senators in the 110th Congress sent their children to private schools. Public school teachers enroll their own children in nonpublic schools to a much greater extent than the general public, in some cases four and five times greater.

In Cincinnati, about 41 percent of public school teachers send their children to nonpublic schools. In Chicago it is 38 percent, Los Angeles 24 percent, New York 32 percent, and Philadelphia 44 percent. …

For people in power to tolerate the Washington, D.C. school system is despicable. For a black president to do so might qualify as betrayal. READ at CapMag

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