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  •  How Palinesque! (9+ / 0-)

    Trying to let the adults slide by wailing "Oh the children! The children! Leave the poor children alone!"

    This isn't about the children but about the choices parents have available and the choices they make.

    It's a beautifully written diary that reflects my feelings too. I wonder if the Obamas equate what they are looking for in an education for their children with what the current education "reform" policies are forcing on the mass of children: soul-deadening, over-formulaic education with all the joy and creativity leached out of it, the most talented people refusing to go into teaching or leaving the profession in droves because the increasingly rigid requirements don't let them use their talents to engage students.

    And I say this as someone whose parents were passionate about public education but who, if my sisters and I were in school today, would have sent us to Lab School with heavy hearts. The Chicago Public Schools I attended (and I went to the same elementary school as Michelle Obama) are no longer a viable choice for families who care about education.

    Oh, and you know what else? Hey Rahmie — bite me!

    Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

    by anastasia p on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 11:23:51 PM PDT

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