4/08/2007

Tommy Thompson campaigns on vouchers, school choice

"Break the shackles of the teachers unions and give parents an opportunity to pick the best schools for their children. That's where No Child Left Behind has to be strengthened."
Tommy Thompson

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – Republican Presidential candidate Tommy Thompson this week promoted school choice as the "salvation of education" during a visit to first-primary state New Hampshire.

The former Wisconsin governor and federal health and human services secretary said in an interview he would use federal block grants to encourage states to implement education voucher systems, charter schools and other forms of school choice. He would also use block grants for special education funds.

Democrats say the No Child Left Behind Law stifles creativity, forces rote, test-based learning. Thompson said, "If they're learning, what's wrong with that?"

Regarding school choice, Thompson said, "Break the shackles of the teachers unions and give parents an opportunity to pick the best schools for their children. That's where No Child Left Behind has to be strengthened."

By JOHN DISTASO

Read more @ Manchester Union Leader.

2 comments:

Kalvyn Clean said...

Go Tommy!

Bull Shit Watcher said...

Yeah Tommy! Go ( Back to Washington where with the other BSers like yourself.) I heard Tommy talk about health care just last month. His speech convinced me of one thing, the
world of Tommy Thompson runs on Bullshit!

Tommy had a little story about leaving Washington and all of a sudden not beening catered to like a king by his staff. He had to drive his own car Oh MY! and even go through airport security ( unlike when he was a Washington bigshot and got a pass) His reaction was "What happened to the world while I was at Health and Human Services?"
Newsflash Tommy, you were running the government and screwed it up along with your other Republican buddies!!!!
Republicans please nominate Tommy. That will insure a lose for your side.

Thanks...