We have to sift through soft-ball interviews and watch campaign ads to get even a broad sense of what a Romney Presidency might be like, but if you’re genuinely curious, I thought I’d bring you a small piece of information that concerns your children that I was able to tease out of a hard-hitting Good Housekeeping piece:
AR: I’ve been a First Lady of the State. I have seen what happens to people’s lives if they don’t get a proper education. And we know the answers to that. The charter schools have provided the answers. The teachers’ unions are preventing those things from happening, from bringing real change to our educational system. We need to throw out the system.
Wow. The Romney’s are going to throw out the public school system. As a parent and public school supporter I’m grateful she saw fit to reveal this tantalizing clue.
Put the K-12 public education system on the pile along with Medicare, Medicaid, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We’re getting rid of these things, to bring “real change.” It will be a real change, no doubt. That part of the (latest) media-Romney marketing campaign is true.
I’d like you to imagine the response if First Lady Michelle Obama had said she wanted to “throw out” the public school system. You’ll recall Michelle Obama came under heavy media scrutiny for telling kids to eat their vegetables (in a nice way). Had she announced she wanted to “throw out the system” I could have heard the screeching from my desk.