Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Romney: Not Interested in Working People

* A school teacher relates her experience in meeting Mitt Romney: (h/t DailyKos)

As anyone can see, arrogant Mitt Romney doesn't want to hear from a teacher. If she were one of his big time donors, he might have wanted to hear what she had to say. Once again Romney displays that he is a putz.  Mitt Romney just doesn't have time for working people.

Here is what Romney's record on education was like in Massachusetts.

...Now, running for president, Romney boasts of a record as an educational innovator, but a review of his efforts to impose changes on Massachusetts public schools reveals a wide disconnect between what he says on the stump and what he accomplished during his single term in office.

While he is widely credited for holding out for high standards and more charter schools, the high-profile initiatives proposed by the former private-equity businessman — much of it driven by the Republican orthodoxy of the time — suffered from a variety of practical problems....

His impact was inconsequential,” said Glen Koocher, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. “People viewed his proposals as political talking points, and no one took Romney seriously. What he gets credit for is absolutely refusing to compromise on everything he wanted to do from the moment he took office, and some people think that’s commendable.”

Don't you hate it when people that know nothing about education try to impose their own political views on schools?