Saturday, June 09, 2012

Teachers Matter

Amazing stroke of luck for the White House to be able to draw this difference between the candidates.

Obama: "The point is: teachers matter. One study found that a good teacher can increase the lifetime income of a classroom by over $250,000. A great teacher can change the course of a child’s life. So the last thing our country needs is to have fewer teachers in our schools."
Romney: "He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people."

In the eyes of the Republican right-wing, teachers are not the leaders that will shape the future of this nation and the key to our prosperity, they are "government" that must be cut. So, if you want more cuts to education, if you want our schools to turn into a voucher system, vote for Mitt and watch America continue its decline.

And about that "message from Wisconsin". In the last poll before the election, Marquette University, the people who called the final tally right, also came up with another interesting message from the Badger state:

29% favor cuts in education while 67% oppose cuts.

Could be why the President is still leading the state overall. Let's keep it that way.