Debra J. Saunders

Ironically on Thursday, the Obama administration announced that California did not qualify for $700 million in federal Race to the Top funds, no doubt because too few districts and unions agreed to the reforms demanded for the Obama program.

So public school educators tossed away a school day and activists skipped class to demand more education dollars that they won't get. But they would not stoop to agreeing to reforms meant to improve school performance even if they stood to gain $700 million. And they think they're so smart.

As for those protesters who chose to block Interstate 880, well, if they haven't figured out that people on the freeways are the people who pay the taxes that fund their schooling, then a university education is wasted on them.

Debra J. Saunders

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