GOP Platform Outlines Thoughts on Public Education

Aug 29, 2012

GOP PUTS THE 'E' IN EDUCATION: That's an 'e' for effort in the GOP's official stance on education. No big surprises here. There are obvious ideological stances on sex education and school choice -- vouchers and homeschooling get the big push -- but mainly it feels like an empty startup pitch. Oh there's plenty of buzzwords: virtual schools, merit-pay, STEM education; but nothing that makes us want to look away from the innovation happening outside of Washington. Case in point? Here's all they have to say about technology: "proper implementation of technology is a key factor in providing every child equal access and opportunity." Stay tuned next week for equally unsatisfying wordsmithing from the Dems.

GOP Platform Outlines Thoughts on Public Education

Aug 29, 2012

GOP PUTS THE 'E' IN EDUCATION: That's an 'e' for effort in the GOP's official stance on education. No big surprises here. There are obvious ideological stances on sex education and school choice -- vouchers and homeschooling get the big push -- but mainly it feels like an empty startup pitch. Oh there's plenty of buzzwords: virtual schools, merit-pay, STEM education; but nothing that makes us want to look away from the innovation happening outside of Washington. Case in point? Here's all they have to say about technology: "proper implementation of technology is a key factor in providing every child equal access and opportunity." Stay tuned next week for equally unsatisfying wordsmithing from the Dems.

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