You might have in the past seen some ranting and raving here on this Blog about the detrimental effect that the ever increasing bureaucratic liberal influence of the Imperial Federal By-God Government Of The United States Of America has had on
Just in case you haven't, let me give you my take on the subject in a nutshell this morning.
(considering how to remove the profanity from the upcoming explosion...)
MANY IF NOT MOST GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS TOTALLY SUCK.
THEY HAVE PRETTY MUCH SUCKED FOR A LONG TIME NOW, ALTHOUGH THE LEVEL OF SUCKING HAS MOST DEFINITELY INCREASED SINCE I MANAGED TO
(Taking a big breath...)
Understand where I'm coming from this morning?
OK, here's what lit my fuse and got me started on this current rant.
The world has learned that (gasp) the Obama family will be sending their precious little darlins to the Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC once the family and "Grandmama" relocate into their new government housing January 20th.
Obamas Choose Private School For Daughters
10-Year-Old Malia, 7-Year-Old Sasha Will Attend Sidwell Friends School
WASHINGTON (AP) ― President-elect Barack Obama and his wife have chosen Sidwell Friends School for their two daughters, opting for a private institution that another White House child, Chelsea Clinton, attended a decade ago.
"A number of great schools were considered," said Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama. "In the end, the Obamas selected the school that was the best fit for what their daughters need right now."
She said Sidwell can provide the security and privacy that Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, will need as part of the new first family and Sidwell can help with that. She also said that Sasha and Malia had become good friends with Vice President-elect Joe Biden's grandchildren, who go to the school.
Sidwell is a private Quaker school with a campus in northwest Washington for grades 5-12 and another in suburban Bethesda, Md., for kindergarten through fourth grade. Malia is in fifth grade and Sasha is in second grade, suggesting that the girls would attend schools at different locations.
Well isn't that special?
OK, I'm not totally STUPID, and I know that the practicality of sending the Obamarama prodigy to almost any public school is impossible because of security, but then again I have to offer a hearty...
I did a little Googling when the media started salivating over the story of the final matriculation destination of the little princesses and found a few disturbing facts...
Things like graduation numbers falling below 50% in cities like Detroit, Indianapolis, and Cleveland.
Georgia's "official" graduation rates appear substantially higher than independent sources can verify...i.e. the states have to resort to lying about and "fudging" their graduation rates in order to keep sucking on the government education funding tit...
According to the Washington Post, Washington DC's schools--you know...in our nation's CAPITOL--are some of the worst and amazingly their administrators are RESISTING efforts to improve.
I lost the link I found earlier to the Web Page, but what amazed me was that the detailed reading and math and performance scores published for every single other school district I checked--including my home town in Dale County, Alabama; my other home town of 27 years in Cobb county, Georgia; our little former island town in Glynn County, Georgia, and our current home town here in Western Knoxville, Tennessee (check Farragut schools if you're wondering) was obviously OMITTED for schools in Washington DC.
They didn't report graduation rates, GMAT and ACT/SAT scores...all they had was the school name and enrollment.
So no, I don't think it's wrong that the president elects kids are going to private schools, but YES...I think it's a travesty that our government keeps on talking and spending endlessly on education and "no child left behind" type programs and still coming up producing a stupid population of VOTERS.
Come to think of it...I...PERSONALLY...BELIEVE THAT IS THEIR ACTUAL INTENTION...to produce a population of ignorant cattle and sheep that will settle for free handouts and vote the way they (the Democrats and other sniveling, booger eating, tree hugging, leftist socialist progressive liberals) want them to vote.
I offer the outcome of the most recent election as my closing statement.
The prosecution rests...your Honor.
(If you are a public school teacher and you do a good job--and I know you are out there--don't start writing me and complaining about my criticism because A) I'm entitled to my opinion and B) I really do understand that there are good schools and school teachers out there, I'm just totally tired of the government stepping in and screwing everything up, taking decisions on curriculum away from the local people, and announcing a new expensive program every four years under the guise of fixing things using tax dollars stolen from property owners like me who never even had any kids to send to the schools I'm paying for in the first place.
If I'm paying the tab, wouldn't it be reasonable to at least ask me what I think, even in light of me not having a kid in the program?
Wouldn't it be reasonable for me to say...here...take my $45, 000 I've paid over the past 23 years in school property taxes on seven houses and pieces of real estate and GIVE it to a kid with some promise and let his parents decide where he/she goes to school just like our politicians can with salaries also paid for with tax dollars?