Monday, October 16, 2006

Barack Obama and the Teachers Unions

The current issue of Time Magazine shows first-term senator Barack Obama along with the subtitle Why Barack Obaba Could Be The Next President.

No doubt the teachers unions love the Illinois senator. But as NewsAlert points out:

No word yet on why Time never has cover stories about first term Republicans as Presidential candidates.Also no word yet on why Barak (sic) Obama doesn't send his kids to public schools. (boldface mine--Darren)

Indeed. The Gores, Clintons, and Kerrys didn't send their kids to public schools, and the teachers unions had multiple orgasms over those Democrats. Sadly, hypocrisy is a strong suit of the American left.


Anonymous said...

Send the kids of VIPs to public school just to make a political statement?


Darren said...

I don't think they should send their kids to public schools to make a political statement. I question the teachers' unions' rabid support of these people.

Is that so hard to understand?

EllenK said...

But, it has been my observation that of the most liberal people I work with and know, NONE OF THEM send their kids to public schools. And most of them work in public schools. From what I have heard, some have issues with what is called in layman's terms, diversity. They also like to have all those other classes that we can't have due to restrictions to our curriculum and high stakes testing expectations. Ironic isn't it?

Superdestroyer said...

If you look at Obama's bio you will see that he never attended any public school. He attended one of the two most elite private schools in the State of Hawaii.

The question should to Obama should be" You benefit from attending elite college prep private schools. What would you do to make public schools more like Punahou and less like Wells High School in Chicago.

Lillian said...

Nearly 37% of California public school teachers have their own children enrolled in private schools.

Reminds me of people who scream that we're polluting the environment, while driving SUV's.

I suppose one of the RIGHTS of Americans is the RIGHT to be disingenuous!