Queen Ann Romney: We Need To ‘Throw Out’ The Public Education System

  • MusclFurPeX

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    Oct 30, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    By Josh Israel on Oct 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Ann Romney told Good Housekeeping magazine that the campaign issue closest to her heart is taking on teachers unions and dismantling public education as we know it. In an interview, she told the publication:

    I’ve been a First Lady of the State. I have seen what happens to people’s lives if they don’t get a proper education. And we know the answers to that. The charter schools have provided the answers. The teachers’ unions are preventing those things from happening, from bringing real change to our educational system. We need to throw out the system.

    This attack on public school teachers echoes one that has been frequently heard in her husband’s stump speeches and debates. In his Friday economic speech, he said “It matters for the child in a failing school, unable to go to the school of his parent’s choosing, because the teacher’s union that funds the President’s campaign opposes school choice.”

    Both Romneys have it wrong. President Obama has also consistently supported charter schools as a supplement to traditional schools. In May, he declared in his “Charter School Week” proclamation, “charter schools serve as incubators of innovation in neighborhoods across our country.” Obama has opposed, however, proposals to take taxpayer money out of public schools and to fund private and parochial schools that do not have to achieve the same standards. Romney has embraced a risky school voucher scheme. Studies have also shown that charter schools may not necessarily improve children’s education.

    Unlike Mitt Romney, President Obama’s campaign has not taken a single contribution from political action committees — teachers’ unions or otherwise. The National Education Association’s super PAC, NEA Advocacy Fund, has not made a single expenditure on the presidential race. While some individuals employed by the union have donated to the Obama campaign out of their personal funds, those contributions amount to less than one 1/100th of a percent of his total contributions.

    Mitt Romney has made the questionable boast that as governor of Massachusetts, he made the state’s public schools number one in the nation. Those schools — with great union teachers — show that standards and certification are part of the solution, not the problem.
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    Oct 30, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    Judging by how most people type on forums (not just this one, but all of them), it seems like the educational system has already been thrown out. Ann is just being the stupid bitch and child factory and sandwich-maker that her husband wants her to be.
  • MusclFurPeX

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    Oct 30, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    So she is an expert in public education now? A woman who attended all private schools, her husband attended all private schools and her 5 children attended private schools. She is already an expert in Women's health because she had a minor scare of breast cancer and is living with MS. She has access to the finest health care in the world, but she understands the average American woman's concerns. Please do not vote for this man!
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    Oct 30, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    MusclFurPeX saidSo she is an expert in public education now? A woman who attended all private schools, her husband attended all private schools and her 5 children attended private schools. She is already an expert in Women's health because she had a minor scare of breast cancer and is living with MS. She has access to the finest health care in the world, but she understands the average American woman's concerns. Please do not vote for this man!



    Since the Federal Dept of Education was established education measured by literacy is worse not better.

  • creature

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    Oct 30, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    Unbelievable.

    That is going to be her issue should her husband be elected President, a push for charter schools? The GOP should have picked Ron Paul. Next to him and the Bush family the Romneys come across as just plain evil.
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    Oct 30, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    creature saidUnbelievable.

    That is going to be her issue should her husband be elected President, a push for charter schools? The GOP should have picked Ron Paul. Next to him and the Bush family the Romneys come across as just plain evil.
    Next to Ron Paul and Bush, the Romney's come across as a planetary disaster. Evil would be a blessing.
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    musclmed said
    MusclFurPeX saidSo she is an expert in public education now? A woman who attended all private schools, her husband attended all private schools and her 5 children attended private schools. She is already an expert in Women's health because she had a minor scare of breast cancer and is living with MS. She has access to the finest health care in the world, but she understands the average American woman's concerns. Please do not vote for this man!



    Since the Federal Dept of Education was established education measured by literacy is worse not better.



    As poverty has worsened, so literacy drops. It's the same in every country. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    musclmed said
    MusclFurPeX saidSo she is an expert in public education now? A woman who attended all private schools, her husband attended all private schools and her 5 children attended private schools. She is already an expert in Women's health because she had a minor scare of breast cancer and is living with MS. She has access to the finest health care in the world, but she understands the average American woman's concerns. Please do not vote for this man!



    Since the Federal Dept of Education was established education measured by literacy is worse not better.

    As much as I honestly think you're correct, a link to peer-reviewed research would be welcomed.