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July 15, 2006

Private School No Better - Some Worse

-- by Dave Johnson

The best stuff comes out of the government late on Fridays. This is because they are trying to bury it. Release it too late to make it onto the evening news, and release on a Friday because fewer people pay attention to the Saturday news - and by Monday it is forgotten.

For example, Public Schools Perform Near Private Ones in Study,

The Education Department reported on Friday that children in public schools generally performed as well or better in reading and mathematics than comparable children in private schools.
And how about the Christian private schools that the Republicans try to push on us?The report ... also found that conservative Christian schools lagged significantly behind public schools on eighth-grade math.So here we are with a government pushing an agenda on us, and hiding the science that shows the agenda makes things worse.

And how does the reality affect Bush ideological government?

A spokesman for the Education Department, Chad Colby, offered no praise for public schools and said he did not expect the findings to influence policy.
Reality doesn't matter. They are going to push their ideology on all of us, no matter what.

From the story,

Its release, on a summer Friday, was made with without a news conference or comment from Education Secretary Margaret Spellings.
This is not a government of all the people.

Posted by Dave Johnson at July 15, 2006 11:50 AM

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I'm delighted by the news, especially considering how the public school systems get attacked. A large part of their agenda is getting rid of public schools and free education. This is one report to grab and make sure the public gets the message loud and clear. A real "talking point" for the Democrats, if they have the sense to use it.

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 15, 2006 6:55 PM

Obviously, the study uses a limited rubric to grade performance. That rubric does not test for knowledge in areas such as social skills, physical health, mental well being, morality, character, honesty, humility, abstinence (for girls), alternate theories to evolution, and of course, "a belief in Jesus Christ as your personal savior."

If the government only used a proper test, public schools would receive the grade they deserve: FAIL.

Posted by: Bribes [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2006 7:52 PM

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