By Eric Zuesse
Mayor de Blasio was forced to cave in on the charter school issue, after an alliance of billionaire-funded groups and treacherous Andrew Cuomo put up a barrage of misleading ads.
Another way the aristocracy crushes the public.
Barack Obama mouths “equality” but maintains policies that have produced near-record-high inequality.
A brilliant scientist and blogger, “Mike the Mad Biologist,” headlined on April 4th, “Once Again: For Real Education Reform, You Can Just Visit Massachusetts,” and he documented that due to Democrat-passed education-reforms that had preceded Mitt Romney (and some of which Gov. Romney unsuccessfully tried to reverse), the state of Massachusetts scores so well in international rankings on Reading, Math, and Science, that it ranks, across-the-board, after only Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Finland. It’s #8 if it were a nation, even though it has a larger percentage of poor people, and more ethnic minorities, than any of those nations. The U.S. as a whole scores #36 on the Math, #28 on Science, and #24 on Reading; so, across-the-board we’re about #29 — near the bottom for industrialized nations. Continue reading »