Sunday, February 7, 2010

An Overlooked Lesson from the Off-Year Elections

The only way to regain our standing in science and mathematics and to break the cycle of poverty and dependence is to educate our children. Education under the auspices of the federal government and its dependence on tenured unionized teachers has failed and needs to be scrapped and rebuilt from the ground up. Vouchers and charter schools are a good start.

The state of our education system was also a factor in recent elections as set forth in this article.

First, most Americans grasp that a government takeover of health care would work about as well as the current monopoly over elementary and secondary education-which has an 18 percent public approval rating, the lowest since 1981 according to one recent survey.

Second, voters want a little less talk and a lot more action when it comes to accessing high-quality education for their children. Elected officials and candidates of all political persuasions had better be prepared to offer voters meaningful education options instead of empty promises about programs funded with more dollars than sense.

Read the full article here.

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