March 25, 2004

Berlin sandcastles washing away...

From an article in OpinionJournal :

Florida will be a pivotal battleground this November, but on the crucial subject of education reform the battle in that state is already joined.

In the past five years Florida has delivered real school choice to more American schoolchildren than anywhere else in the country. Which is no doubt why Jesse Jackson was down in Tallahassee earlier this month calling Governor Jeb Bush's policies "racist." He and his allies understand all too well that when poor African-American and Latino children start getting the same shot at a decent education that the children of our politicians do, the bankrupt public education empire starts looking like the Berlin Wall...

Berlin Wall is just the right term. Leftists are scrambling everywhere to prop up their crumbling edifices of tyranny.
...And another study, this one by the Manhattan Institute, finds that even kids without vouchers benefit because the competition is pushing Florida public schools to improve....
Of course. That's the whole idea. Competition. It works. Everyone benefits. Poor and minority and special-ed kids benefit. (Even taxpayers, since Florida has a big program where businesses pay for vouchers)

So everyone's happy, right?

...In response, the teachers unions, pols and bureaucrats opposing any reform have opted for a dual strategy of sue and regulate...
Evil. Evil. Evil. Socialist bloodsuckers feeding on children. The thought of them writhing and squirming at the name Bush like vampires confronted with a cross just warms my heart.

Posted by John Weidner at March 25, 2004 7:51 PM
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