Sunday, October 05, 2008

Quips for McCain: on the Economy

What McCain should say on the Economy:

Key to our long -term economic and the success of our democracy is education. And right now, especially in our Democrat-dominated cities like Baltimore, Detroit, Newark and Oakland, as many as 3/4 of all students don't graduate in 4 years. Worse, the U.S. has as many as 27 million citizens who can't read and the problem isn't entirely spending per pupil. The US ranks near the top in the world in per student spending – more than either the Germans or the Japanese. But, the cost per student in government schools is nearly twice that of a typical private school, yet the results are distinctly inferior.

Those that do graduate don't have the skills required to compete in the 21st century. Part of the problem is that the extreme Left has taken over public education, people like Barack Obama's friend, former terrorist Bill Ayers. He is now billed as a highly respected "educator" and Obama spend 6 years with him on a Board of Directors dolling out $110 million to agitate for outrage rather than reading and math. Outrage is fine, but on your own time. The results, no change in math and reading scores. We need real reform, not radical indoctrination.