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Offline jefferson L.O.B. sergeant

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Education: Obama's Hail Mary scapegoat
« on: November 04, 2010, 02:49:37 pm »
I'm watching the usual suspects on Cable news and the option that is being promoted for President Obama to "Appeal" to Independents is "Addressing" education.

If President Obama continues his pro-charter/Pro Privatization mantra of education reform, complete with the demonizing of teachers and the teachers union, he is finished.

President Obama has the opportunity to achieve susbtantive reform in education. The first step would be to actually get an EDUCATOR to be Secretary of Education. Second, recognize that countries like China and India that outperform the United States; do not utilize the standardized testing model as the barometer for success.

There have been several mistakes from The Obama administration and in my opinion most of them stem from taking supporters for granted. If the President believes that millions of educators around the country will stand for further insult and scapegoating, he is badly mistaken.

If the teachers union outside of the UFT decide to truly fight back with their membership and money, President Obama is in for a rude awakening.