President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle “have every right” to send their children to public or private school, and no one should “criticize” their decision, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), said in an interview with CNSNews.com on Monday at the National Press Club.
They can, because they can afford to. Poor people, though--tough! Go to crappy inner city schools!
And the teachers unions will still pour money into Obama's political pockets, whether he supports their agenda or not. Remember, he stated that he supports merit pay (who knows how long that will last), he sends his kids to private school (heresy!), and he doesn't support gay marriage (sacre bleu!)
OK, I don't know how to spell the French term. But you get my point. Why exactly do these people stumble all over this man? I'll tell you why. It's not because of his views on education, or because of his views on teachers unions. It's because teachers unions are leftie political organizations that have little to do with teachers or education, and it's all those other (liberal) topics they have in common with Obama that cause the unions to adore him.
It was the same with Clinton.