Lots of links in here:
Here are a couple of excerpts:
Women have been very vocal about not wanting to work full-time while they have kids . And we have recognized as a nation that our school system is out of date and a waste of time for kids . So why are we dumping money into an institution that does not meet anyone’s needs?
We need to admit that kids do not need to go to our schools to be educated. One of the largest education trends is middle class parents taking kids out of school. The most expensive private schools model a homeschool environment because kids can learn through self-directed exploration. They don’t need school.
Middle class parents recognize this and don’t want their kids to suffer through an antiquated education system that was established to educate kids to be factory workers.
Obama is pouring more money into the idea that kids need to be in classrooms in order to learn. In fact, kids learn better outside of classrooms. We already know this, we just don’t have the money to fund it.
School in the US is for poor kids . Underprivileged kids are the kids who have to sit through standardized tests when they should be playing . The movement in this country to get kids out of the standardized tests is solidly middle-class . Let’s have universal protests about the stupidity of school instead of universal pre-K. Let’s enable lower-income kids to have the benefit of being told their time is too precious to sit in school all day.