Now, THIS is funny.
We get what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Josh Harder are trying to do here, they’re acting like Betsy DeVos is trying to hurt THE CHILDREN. But really all they’re actually doing is admitting the federal government has zero business in public education.
Only 1/3 of American school kids in public ed can read at their grade level.
Way to go, public school.
Only *one-third* of American children in elementary & middle school can read at grade-level.
Yet Betsey DeVos is trying to cut *every* Federal literacy program in the country.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 11, 2019
Yes, AOC, and that’s why public education is all fail.
Thanks for admitting it.
Ask any teacher at the local level to describe the impact of either of these federal programs mentioned on their daily practice . You won’t find any who can because they make no difference.
— MLH ♥️ (@just_mindy) April 11, 2019
Wait, you mean the federal govt. isn’t the answer to all our problems?! GET OUTTA HERE.
Stop blaming schools and start blaming parents. Flushing billions of dollars down the drain on programs THAT AREN'T WORKING continues to be the calling card for liberals. Enough with the spending to feel better about yourselves, do something different to get results for once.
— Easy D (@dustybass2) April 11, 2019
That’s always their solution, throw money at it.
Gotta love the Left and their undying loyalty to raising taxes and giving the government more power.
Teach kids how to read and not how to get a score on a worthless standardized test at age 7. Reallocate resources. Pay teachers better. You will get better results. Stop the rhetoric and DO SOMETHING.
— Matt Hanna (@mojohanna32) April 11, 2019
I dont think funding these programs and schools is helping the problem anyway. Maybe we need an alternative.
— Abstract Human (@BluLinepassnger) April 11, 2019
@AOC US education system is broken, we can’t keep doing more of the same. US education system has been operating under Democratic designed Common Core (and predecessors) curriculum for 30+ years, these policies have caused the failure. Time to try something else; end Dept of Ed.
— Midas Mulligan (@midas_mulligan) April 11, 2019
"Federal literacy programs" should not exist. Education should be under local control. Teachers in local districts know what their kids need. The dept of Ed is actually unconstitutional.
— IDontNeedAnExpert (@DontExpert) April 11, 2019
Education is important and obviously government doesn't do well at it.
Maybe the Federal literacy programs are failing, my guess would be because a 3rd of elementary and middle school kids cant read at grade level….
— Taylor Stephens (@Tstephs_) April 11, 2019
The government is failing to teach kids to read at grade level, we have to keep giving them money!
Or maybe teach your own kid to read. #parenting
— Ben Fortna (@SteelCity27) April 11, 2019
Right, it seems fair to blame the person on the job for two years. Clearly things were working before and there’s no other factors at play here
— JoeyMags (@josephmagazine1) April 11, 2019
Democrats just want to make Betsy the villain here because Trump appointed her.
That whole department should not even exist.
— Matt Hilton (@Matthilton23) April 11, 2019
And AOC just made the argument for us.
Hey, thanks, Sandy!