Wednesday, July 04, 2012


VP Biden says Romney Planning 'Direct Assault' on Teachers
By Justin Sink - 07/03/12

The vice president told educators Tuesday that GOP candidate Romney sought to blame them for troubled schools.

Vice President Joe Biden told educators Tuesday that they faced a "direct assault" from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the annual meeting of the National Educator's Association in Washington."I can't think of a candidate for president who's ever made such a direct assault on such an honorable profession," Biden said.The vice president reserved particular criticism for a Romney's plan to expand voucher programs for students attending the poorest public schools.You guys – educators, teachers, you are under full blown assault. Romney, Romney, Governor Romney and his allies in the Congress - their plan for public education in America is to let the states use Title I dollars to boost enrollment in private schools," Biden said. Biden went on to say that Republicans wanted to blame teachers for troubled schools."There's a pretty uniform view held by Mr. Romney and the Republicans," Biden said. "They criticize you and they blame you, they make you the fall guy, they should be thinking of ways to make your jobs easier not more difficult. Instead they hector and they lecture and they blame you and they call you selfish."By contrast, Biden said the Obama administration wanted to invest more in public education."We believe that the way to build this country is the way we always have," Biden said. "From the middle out, that's how it's always been done: invest in the things that have always made our economy grow: innovation, research, development, infrastructure, and education."The speech was warmly received by the teacher's union audience. Romney, for his part, has said dramatic changes to federal education requirements were necessary — and said the Obama Administration's close ties to teacher's unions were part of the problem in spurring that shift."Education is one issue where it should be easy to find common purpose and common solutions. And I believe the president must be troubled by the lack of progress since he took office. Most likely, he would have liked to do more. But the teachers unions are one of the Democrats’ biggest donors — and one of the president’s biggest campaign supporters. So President Obama has been unable to stand up to union bosses — and unwilling to stand up for kids," Romney said at a campaign speech in May. Romney later accused the president of wanting "it both ways" on education."He can’t talk up reform while indulging the groups that block it. He can’t be the voice of disadvantaged public-school kids, and the protector of special interests," Romney said. "President Obama has made his choice, and I have made mine: as president, I will be a champion of real education reform in America, and I won’t let any special interest get in the way. We have to stop putting campaign cash ahead of our kids."!

Editorial : It seems to this writer, that Romney ought to practice, what he preach`s ! He needs to explain his off-shoring, not only of jobs, but his money off shore? Romney does`nt have a clue ! If he is attacking Teachers now, just think what he will do ? If elected President ?

"Loyalty to Country, Always. Loyalty to the Government when it Deserves it." !

" two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch"! a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Fiat Lux

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