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Govs. McDonnell and Haslam: “We Are Taking Action” to Fix American Public Schools

americathebeautiful Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 8:23 AM
School choice and School vouchers is a MUST! And the Dept of Education and its unions MUST be abolished. Since the establishment of the Dept of Ed was put into a cabinet Department and the unions took a huge stronghold with Education, the SAT scores of our children have gone down and down and down continually. There should be NO such thing as tenure for teachers. ENOUGH with this marxist educational standard we have going on here in our beloved United States of America.

One issue of consequence that is often forgotten -- especially when the nation is drowning in debt and unemployment remains stubbornly high -- is that the U.S. public education system is languishing in a state of disrepair. Plainly put, too many young people are trapped in failing schools. And while the founding fathers recognized that a thriving republic cannot long endure without an enlightened and educated citizenry, too many lawmakers -- from both political parties -- seem wholly content with the status quo.

But thankfully, not everyone is.

Enter Republican Governors Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Bill Haslam of Tennessee. Today,...