Politics vs. public schools
Why are U.S. schools disorderly and dysfunctional? In the Wall St. Journal, Daniel Henninger displays “cheerful” rancor.
For the Democratic Party there is good news and bad news on education. The good news is that the Democrats own the public schools. The bad news is Democrats own the public schools — their unions, their curriculum-cleansing, court cases they brought and won. Their solution: Spend more money on what now exists. And people wonder why Karl Rove always looks like a happy man.
Of course, the harder Bush works to improve the schools, the more he buys into the problems.