The new First Lady was at the Department of Education yesterday saying stupid things like these:
“So many of you have been here struggling and pushing for decades and Barack and I want to say ‘thank you’ for what you’ve done and ‘thank you’ for what you will continue to do,” she told 350 employees who filled a department auditorium to capacity. “But we also know that there are new faces coming into this work and we want to welcome you and thank you for the hard work that you’re going to put in.”
“There’s a lot of work to do and we’re going to need you,” Mrs. Obama said. “The children of this country are counting on all of us.”
In thanking the workers, she told them: “I am a product of your work.”
“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the public schools that nurtured me and helped me along,” said Mrs. Obama, a Chicago native who attended its public schools as a child. Her two daughters attend private school in Washington, as they did in Chicago.
Emphasis mine. Would anybody who believes that the Federal Department of Education is doing a good job raise their hands? [chirping crickets] I thought so. If the Department of Education is doing such a good job, and if public education is so wonderful why doesn’t The First Lady entrust the education of her daughters to its tender mercies?
Because she knows that the public education system has deteriorated into a psycho-babble jungle of feel-goodism that gives children lots of self-esteem and very little actual knowledge. And that is at the best it can do today. At its worst its just a voluntary incarceration system for inner-city thugs who need time to sleep in between robbing and raping their fellow students.
The Department of Education is peopled by lots of academics who spent their entire lives at university getting degrees in circular logic and fatuousness (Education Degrees) who then glom onto the public teat even harder at the Federal Government level. Do any of these people actually give two hoots about educating children? Oh sure, but that comes after bitching about how much more money governments at every level should throw at them and their fellow teachers unions, backstabbing any Republican initiative, complaining about how difficult it is to give tests to students (which would show the failure of the education system), and increasing their benefits and pensions.
But we do believe you when you say this Mrs. Obama:
But truthfully, my task here is to say thank you and roll up your sleeves, because we have a lot of work to do.
Indoctrinating a new generation of illiterate community organizers is the real job here, isn’t it?