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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jeb Bush Echoes Andrew Cuomo, Calls The Public School System A "Monopoly" That Must Be Dismantled

Let's play a game.

Who said the following?

 “Education should be a national priority...Most of the time, it will require a political fight. Monopolies don’t go quietly into the night.”

“I believe these kinds of changes are probably the single best thing that I can do...that’s going to matter long-term to break what is in essence one of the only remaining public monopolies — and that’s what this is, it’s a public monopoly.

If you're scoring at home, Quotation #1 is something Jeb Bush said at his education foundation gathering today, Quotation #2 is the infamous Cuomo exchange with the Daily News editorial board before the 2014 election.

Notice how similar in tone and language the two quotations are?

Bush is a Republican in favor of busting unions and expanding testing and national standards so that every child learns the same things and is tested in the same way to ensure that they have learned those things and, should the test scores show they have not learned those things to the satisfaction of Jeb Bush, the teachers are fired.

And Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, is in favor of those things too.

1 comment:

  1. Guess that's their dream"bipartisan" ticket
    for '16 a "thoughtful" doofus snd a glowering, Machisvellian Chico Marx lookalike.Yet globalizing, privatizing corporate catamite whores for the 1% they are.And where does Ralphie boy fit in all this? Perhaps under the bus or bff Billy's bike.