Wayne Bishop posted Sep 6, 2012 11:04 AM: > >Last night First Lady Michelle Obama gave a very moving >speech about both she and the President that was quite misleading in regard to their childhood opportunities. I knew that he was raised by his grandparents after he returned from Indonesia where, in spite of the struggles Michelle described, his grandmother had been a vice president with Bank of Hawaii already for 7 years. There, he was a student at one of the most prestigious private schools in Hawaii, Punahou (current tuition, subsidized by their sizable endowment, is $19,200 a year). >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madelyn_Dunham >http://www.punahou.edu/page.cfm?p=1530
>What I did not know, is that her own precollegiate >education was also very different from what was being described. A Chicago public 7-12 school where 98% are admitted to four-year colleges? I did not know that there was such a school. I deeply believe that all districts with more than a few schools should have such a thing (a genuine opportunity for serious, academically-inclined students of any income level - Whitney High in our area, Stuyvesant or Bronx Science in New York, and the like). Ironically, liberal-minded public education leaders are deeply offended by such schools and work for their demise or, in their words, to not be so >discriminatory against underrepresented minorities (such >as Michelle Obama). > >Wayne > <snip> RIGHT! Got that!
So - what to do?
1) Throw them out! 2) Get the Romney-Ryan ticket in! 3) Put the 'Education Mafia' in jail! 4) BLOW UP THE SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION!