Democrats believe “We are smart, you are dumb,” writes David Gelernter in the LA Times. For example:
Vouchers let you decide where to spend tax money to educate your children. You give the voucher to any public or private school; it’s your call. But Democrats worry that (among other things) too many parents will spend their vouchers at a local Obedience School for Little Nazis or the neighborhood Witchcraft Academy. That’s what they think of their fellow citizens. That’s what they think of you!
Now some readers will say, hold on, be fair! Democrats only oppose vouchers because the teachers unions ordered them to. Agreed, teachers unions are a big factor in every major decision a good Democrat makes, starting with what cereal to have for breakfast. But Democrats also oppose vouchers out of honest conviction. They are honestly convinced that ordinary Americans don’t have the brains to choose a school for their own kids.
Democrats are professors at heart, Gelernter writes. They see “the people” as dull students.
Even professors aren’t necessarily smart enough, however. In California, the teachers’ union allied with Democrats to kill a bill which would have allowed colleges and universities to charter schools.