What we call "No Child Left Behind" is not totally a Bush creation(though Mr. Bush did wreck the education system in Texas) No Child Left Behind actually started in Chicago public schools under former Schoold "CEO" Paul Vallas.
Arne Duncan is a product of this system, and generally a supporter, though of a modified version.”
“I disagree that "the Obamas" are making anyone more informed, let alone smarter.
What exactly are you using for your yardstick?
The Obama bank bailout is essentially the Bush/Paulson plan with a few little details changed. This should not be suprising to anyone who has an elementary understanding of the American political system, The investment theory of politics provides a very reliable predictor as to which way our elected officials will lean in policy, and this is almost always toward Big Business.
Torture/Detention Centers: Yes, Obama thankfully moved right away to close down Gitmo, meanwhile he makes the decision to keep the secret ones located god knows where, open and operating. This is even worse, atleast with Gitmo, we had Amnesty Int'l monitoring it.
NSA WIRETAPPING: Yes, the spying on Americans will continue unabated. The press actually does point this out, and complains about,it because they do not like Big Brother reading there emails.
Foreign Policy: Has Obama made the American public more informed on the massive shift underway in the International system, No, he has not, and neither has the so called press. Do you Ms. Perry have the slightest idea from a Geostrategic standpoint what we are doing in the Middle east? Can you explain the strategy involved? Of course more astute observers understand very well that if one cares to understand the world, the last place on earth you would look is presidential rhetoric and the American press.”
MegWe on Apr 20, 2009 at 22:55:45
“Ha ha ha, you didn't read the article. How lame.”