Friday, July 21, 2006

Bu$hCo's DOE Chief Margaret Spellings Shills Voucher Program but Ignores Own Department's Research

This past Tuesday I dropped a post on Captain Jimi about Bu$hCo's Department of Education hiding research that contradicts the right's message on vouchers and charter schools. Bottom line, once you adjust for poverty our public school do as good, according to standardized testing, and in fact better in many areas, than voucher (and probably charter) schools.

Today, Susan G at Kos reveals that Margaret Spellings, the Bu$hCo appointee over the DOE, claims, disengenously it seems to me, that this report was hidden from her. Over this past weekend she read in the papers about the report (from her own agency!) that trashes the right's position yet she still doesn't bother reading it. This is a few days before going to Congress and asking for $100 million to remedy the failures of public schools via a voucher program? "Heck of a job, Maggie!" Peace ... or War!

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