Monday, September 7, 2009

Reagan on Education


If you believe your local school district is better qualified to run your schools than is the federal government you’d better get ready to do battle. … [The proposed education department would] create a bureaucracy of gigantic size to oversee thousands and thousands of public schools now administered by local school districts. -- Ronald Reagan, April 16, 1979, in a radio address made before the formation of the Department of Education.

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Personally, I believe in academic freedom but oppose limiting it to any one segment of academe. The teacher who interprets it as covering only the teacher’s right to teach is ignoring the student’s academic freedom and the right of parents to have some say as to what their children are learning. Then there is the academic freedom of those who finance the whole operation and have some beliefs about the kind of schooling they wish to make available with their contributions — all these are entitled to some share of academic freedom (letter to the editor of PEGASUS, Eureka, Illinois, March 31, 1971). -- Ronald Reagan in a letter to the editor of his alma mater's newspaper.

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For those of you with kids, please remember that tomorrow is BHO indoctrination day!!!

4 comments:

The Conservative Lady said...

Hi B&G:
I told you about the FNC special on the school text books in a previous comment. I was so bothered by the show that I did a post and included all of the videos. In case you didn't get a chance to see it, here's the link:
http://tclblogger.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-special-interest-groups-are.html

Looks like the schools are using text books that will turn our kids into future Obamabots.

blackandgoldfan said...

Con Lady: I will definitely check it out. Thanks!

j summ said...

the gippers second remark sheds light on obama's friendship with bill ayers and that terrorists views on education. thats right they were never really friends, just sat on some boards together, lived in the same neighborhood, and ate dinner at it others place. i liked your other picture better, you got more teeth than ol' jack.

blackandgoldfan said...

j: They weren't friends in the same vein that he sat at Rev. Wright's church and never heard his hate-filled sermons. Obamarx wouldn't know the truth if it showed up in Kenya.

While I have more teeth than Jack, I just love this pic of him. He's my favorite Steeler of all time 'cuz he was such a great linebacker. I'll probably change it back once Steeler season is over.