April 5, 2007
From Classrooms to Cellblocks
The Bush Family's Reign of Terror Continues
Shock and awe from the realms of elementary education and United States Concentration Camps, y'all.
It seems that Congress mandated a study about the use of technology in the classroom. Our duly appointed (and that’s questionable) dimwits (and that’s not) wanted to learn more about Dubya’s technology initiative and the impact of the president's No Child Left Behind policy.
You see, Fearless Leader – The Great Decider – reckoned that in these days of internetical tubes and standardized tests that “a computer in every classroom” and “teaching to the test” would boondoggle folks into compliance and passivity over the sorry-assed state of America's public schools.
Kinda reminds me of “40 acres and a mule,” but that’s another post for another day…
But guess what, kids?
Simply putting a computer in a classroom don't make a damn bit of difference in students' performance or learning -- even when the computer was purchased from the president's brother, Neil Bush!
Ahhh....Bringing in the bucks selling ineffectual educational software to America's failing school systems: that's another Bush-based American success story.
Okay, okay...I’m overstating the connection between the Bush family, their avarice, their disdain for the Constitution and the effectiveness of Neil Bush’s $3800 talking COW computer. From what I’ve read, it doesn’t seem that the Bush software/hardware was reviewed for its effectiveness in the classroom.
Nevertheless, this report speculates what could be the most mind-boggling concept in the history of American public education:
1. Students do better when class sizes are smaller and teachers can spend more time with students!!!
2. Students who
STUDY MORE(whether reading materials are online or in-hand)
As for the Bush family: I do have to commend Neil for his COW computer company’s educational video explaining Habeas Corpus (below).
Neil's talking COW seems to contradict his brother’s talking jackass:
"The Constitution doesn't say every individual in the United States or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right of habeas [corpus]...''
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
-- Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Jan. 17, 2007.
The Report: More teachers, smaller classes and studying *gasp* help students learn.
Neil Bush's Dubai-funded educational corporation: WorldNetDaily
Prisoner abuse: "USA: Cruel and Inhuman — Conditions of Isolation for Detainees in Guantanamo Bay."
Bush administration's dismantling of Department of Justice: Salon
"Foxy" in the Belgian henhouse: Bush's buddy appointed Ambassador, forgoing Senate confirmation.