Well… Indiana lost it. No big bucks … for the schools and teachers children. Reach To the Top (RTtT) funds were doled out this month, and guess what? Surprise! Indiana, with a great plan (I hear) didn’t get a DIME!
What about the CHILDREN? What about all of those State Schools out there that are losing money left and right because they are losing students left and right?
Arne (Duncan)! What about all those charter schools we need to build, to help create the competition needed to lift ALL schools up?
I don’t have time, but if someone would do me a favor and please look up all of the states that DID get RTtT funds, and check on a couple of things:
1) Do they have Democrat governors?
2) Do they have abysmal, bloated, bankrupt education systems that are on life support? (Because they have been managed by Democrat governors for more than a few years?
3) Did the states that got the funds actually vote in a BIG WAY for Obama? (Indiana barely squeaked him a win pretty much on Gary’s (South Chicago) votes and probably more than a few union thugs manning the voting booths.)
3a) Actually… how many states that got funds did NOT give Obama the nod?
This raises the final question: Are these funds really about educating children and reforming American Public Education? Or, are they more about keeping the unions (NEA – Teachers; SEIU – Lunch room workers) happy?
I think Indiana should just take is lovely plan for reforming schools… and implement it WITHOUT the Federal Government’s dirty ol’ money.
After all, if they’re good ideas, blessings from Mr. Duncan and Mr. Obama shouldn’t be necessary. Right? It’s for the children.