(Ever notice how much Ron Paul and AJ rant about the broken public education system? Ever wonder why? Oprah supports for-profit schools, Obama supports for profit schools, and AJ and the Paul tribe support for profit schools. The first school privatization plan came from the Chicago Boys down in Chile under the dictator Pinochet. Nice historical model for Obama, Romney, and Ron Paul to adopt, ain’t it? )
by Trip Gabriel, New York Times
“Voucher” is a fighting word in education, so it may be understandable that when Mitt Romney speaks about improving the nation’s schools, he never uses that term.
Nonetheless, as president, Mr. Romney would seek to overhaul the federal government’s largest programs for kindergarten through 12th grade into a voucherlike system. Students would be free to use $25 billion in federal money to attend any school they choose — public, charter, online or private — a system, he said, that would introduce marketplace dynamics into education to drive academic gains.
His plans, presented in a recent speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, represent a broad overhaul of current policy, one that reverses a quarter-century trend, under Republican and Democratic presidents, of concentrating responsibility for school quality at the federal level.
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