Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Love Affair In Tatters?

It's almost refreshing in a way--the December 2009 issue of California Educator isn't near as objectionable as most issues are. It's mildly entertaining, though, to read Ole Si Se Puede's lament about Saint Obama:

Competition for one-time federal education funds, of which California would receive no more than $700 million, will require that states fall in line with certain federal guidelines - guidelines that, in their first draft, looked more like the same No Child Left Behind (NCLB) sanctions than the change the Obama administration promised. (boldface mine--Darren)

Spurned lovers are often the worst.

Update: Spurned lovers are often the worst.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, piqued with White House pressure to accept the Senate health reform bill, threw a rare rhetorical elbow at President Barack Obama Tuesday, questioning his commitment to his 2008 campaign promises.

A leadership aide said it was no accident.


Anonymous said...

Ah the the complexities of public employee unionism: a never-ending debate of "who's the whore and who's the pimp?"

allen (in Michigan) said...

I'm telling you, there's a growing split on the left over education.

Obama's on the wrong side of the divide as far as many lefties are concerned but he's not alone. There's Democrats for Education Reform, the Citizen's Committee for Civil Rights and probably others I haven't come across.

The inevitable explosion hasn't occurred yet but sooner or later there's going to come a public watershed event because I don't think there's any way to paper-over the differences between the two sides.

As usual, the Republicans are largely clueless on the matter of course.

Darren said...

Could you imagine how powerful the Republican Party would be if any elected official in it had a freakin' clue?

allen (in Michigan) said...

Why should I torture myself with dreams of the impossible?