Here comes Barack Hussein Obama (mmm,mmmm,mmmm) demanding more money to support teachers. That’s right, as if we don’t throw enough money at the pitiful public education system in America, Obama wants even more. I have to ask where all this money is actually going that has been poured into the welfare education system.
A White House study concluded that 300,000 education jobs have been lost since 2009, a time they claim wa the official end of the recession. Of course those in the White House don’t live in the real world or they couldn’t make such a claim. The study also says that student-to-teacher ratios have increased by 4.6 percent from 2008 to 2010.
In Obama’s weekly radio and internet address on Saturday, he said, “If we want America to lead in the 21st century, nothing is more important than giving everyone the best education possible — from the day they start preschool to the day they start their career.”
He also addressed the House Republican budget claiming that it would cut further into education spending and help pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. “That’s backwards,” he said. “That’s wrong. That plan doesn’t invest in our future; it undercuts our future.”
If anyone actually believes that either Democrats or Republicans are making real cuts to the budget in the next decade, think again. I pointed out how the politicians promote this nonsense to those of us who live in the real world and have to budget and live within our means.
Obama is pressing Congress to act, part of an election-year strategy to portray Republicans as obstructionists. Republicans have proposed their own measures, but they have not advanced in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The partisanship has created a stalemate that Obama has tried to exploit during his re-election campaign.
While the private sector has continued to create jobs, though at a sluggish pace, the public sector has been posting monthly job losses, contributing to an 8.3 percent unemployment rate.
Obama’s plan includes $25 billion in aid to prevent layoffs of teacher and pay for other education jobs. That is part of a broader effort to retain state and local government jobs.
The White House report was not a product of the Education Department. It was prepared by the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, his Domestic Policy Council and his National Economic Council.
So basically Obama and company manufactured the report themselves and didn’t even consult their on Un-Education department. That figures. While the call from Obama isn’t just for teacher’s jobs, that was the primary reason for the address.
The question I have for freedom loving people is this: Why do we want to send our children to state run institutions to be indoctrinated by them? Bring them home and indoctrinate them with our values and our morals. Let’s teach them what it is to bring education and the God of the Bible back together. Ultimately the purpose of education is not to get a job. It is not to make six figures and it is not to just improve one’s self. Education is primarily so that one might pursue God and know Him and in all that he does, glorify Him.
Sadly we have lost our perspective. This use to be the perspective a long time ago in America. We were once number one in education, but not so anymore. It is because we have lost the purpose of education and in so doing the remedies of more money being thrown at the problem will only bring about many more problems as a result.