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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

O, The Betrayal!

Imagine, if you will, the sense of abject betrayal the Leftists/Socialists are feeling today after President Barack Hussein Obama asked for the two following items regarding national education:

  • - Merit pay for teachers;
  • - Expansion of the number of charter schools
Worse yet, Mr Obama stated that he insists "the money is tied to results" in education.

Uh-oh. Looks like our new president might be hinting at some form of accountability or responsibility attached to more funding for education.

It can only go downhill from here.



Blogger shoprat said...

Ok. He got a couple things right. That's two out of how many?

Tue Mar 10, 02:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Oh, gosh, let's see, I ran out of fingers and toes. . .

Um, maybe a few thousand?


Tue Mar 10, 02:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

On occasion even a BLIND hog finds an acorn...

No pun intended on the ACORN thing...

Tue Mar 10, 03:35:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is those are thrown out there to give him some "moderate" creds, but they will never make it into any bill.


Tue Mar 10, 04:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

No, TF, gosh no, of course not, not at all, uh-uh. . .

VW: haven't been to Kos yet, but my guess is they're throwing a collective camshaft over the news.


Tue Mar 10, 05:17:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charter schools are not the panacea you may think they are.
About half of them here in San Antonio are ranked lower than the regular schools in town. Now that is according to standardized TAKS (Texas (basic) academic knowledge) test. Many schools are teaching to pass the test rather than to teach KNOWLEDGE of the subject.

Tue Mar 10, 05:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

WMD: they can't be any worse than Fornicalia schools and colleges, where -- if you can believe this -- spelling on various papers doesn't particularly count; it's the "concept" that counts. And this from my nephew in a college in the San Francisco bay area.


Tue Mar 10, 08:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

Wmd is right. Regular public schools even in Kansas are teaching to the test.

I am cautious about Obama's 'accountability' here for teachers/schools. There has to be a catch or an 'out' somewhere. It doesn't fit with what he stands for in everything else he has done.

Wed Mar 11, 04:57:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I'm wary of BHO's definitions of "responsibility" and "accountability."

Bluntly stated, is his focus going to be on the inner-city schools. I know teachers doing their level best there, but without parental support, the students still don't do well.

I, for one, want the federal government to butt out of education.

Fact: local school systems trying to make budget cuts right now have their hands tied with regard to certain federal mandates. Certain programs and classes are untouchable because they are federally funded (only partially, though completely at first) and mandated. Something like this across the board would be financially devastating for the local taxpayer.

Wed Mar 11, 05:30:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

He'll screw this up, too. Wait for it!

I like your new header, BZ...very nice!

Wed Mar 11, 09:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AOW has it spot on: in truth, the Fed should have nothing to do with state education.


Wed Mar 11, 09:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

This article in the Washington Times refers to BHO's plan for education as "cradle to career" education.

Also, note this sentence from the same article (emphasis mine):

President Obama on Tuesday will call for education improvements that build on rather than replace President Bush's No Child Left Behind education bill, pushing for better pay for good teachers and calling on states to develop more "rigorous" real-world standards and tests.

And the last paragraph (emphases mine):

The White House said Mr. Obama will push for programs to help children younger than 5 prepare for school. And in his budget outline last month the president also outlined a plan to make Pell grants for low-income college students an entitlement program, putting it beyond the yearly scrutiny of congressional appropriators.

I hear alarm bells!

Did not Hitler and Lenin and Stalin do something very similar so as to promote the indoctrination of the youth?

Wed Mar 11, 11:54:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you mean the ObamaYouth errrr I mean the Hitlter Youth.?

Wed Mar 11, 03:22:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This indeed a betrayal, asking the teachers whose job it is to teach to actually teach! Incredible, the cheek of the fellow!

What next, he's going to tell them to stop angling to teach them all about homosexuality, oh the horror!

Suck it down lefties.

Wed Mar 11, 03:56:00 PM PDT  

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