Obama and his party have never been fans of vouchers. Why? They contend that vouchers would hurt the public school system. Vouchers allow parents who can’t afford private school to remove their children from public schools in order to get a better education. Well, isn’t that what the president and those in his party do themselves by sending their children to private school? Only they don’t need the government’s help.
It’s about unions, stupid. And even charter schools receive suspicious support, as from the Dem Organization, United Neighborhood Organization being a major charter operation.
UNO’s Juan Rangal [sic: Rangel] . . . has long profited from UNO’s clout with Chicago’s corporate elite and Mayor Richard M. Daley. The ongoing expansion of the UNO charter schools in Chicago is coupled with the national expansion of UNO thanks to the Obama administration and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who promoted UNO’s charter schools (and abetted UNO’s lack of transparency) during the years Duncan served as Chief Executive Officer of Chicago’s public schools (2001 – 2008). Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.
Schmidt being long-time teacher union activist and publicist. Charter schools can also work for Dems, we see.