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|“You don’t just have a partner in the White House, you’ll have an NEA member in the White House.” Referring to his wife Jill, presidential hopeful Joe Biden uttered those words at the virtual National Education Association convention in early July. He also expressed dissatisfaction with charter schools and said he wanted to triple funding for Title I schools, higher pay for educators, universal pre-k, etc. – all music to the ears of the teacher union faithful.
But as we all know, if elected, Mr. Biden will not be POTUS for long. The man is firmly entrenched on Senility Street, and his legendary gaffes have turned positively daft. When Biden – willingly or otherwise – steps aside, the reins would then be in the hands of Vice President Kamala Harris.
More than anything, Harris has inserted herself as the Wizard of Ed, with all goodies flowing from the White House. The fact that federal programs like No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top and Head Start were all ridiculously expensive and accomplished little, if anything, seems to be if no interest to her.
The low teacher pay fabrication has been exploded more times than Wile E. Coyote. Teachers do indeed make less than some other professionals, but there are valid reasons for that.
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[Originally Posted on California Policy Center]