07 March 2012

Louisiana Education Reform

Bobby Jindal is, as usual, saying one thing while doing the opposite. He says we need to educate our children but he is slashing high education budgets and trying to kill the teacher unions. He would like to privatize public education an install a voucher system that would be inadequate to pay for middle and lower class education.

 True education reform would be to make all public universities tuition free. That will be expensive but it will yield enormous benefit to all of us in Louisiana. It spite of Rick Santorum's idiotic opinion of a college education, it is increasingly hard to get a good job without a college education. Indeed, Louisiana's poorly educated citizenry is the main reason (not tax breaks) more companies don't open  businesses here.

College is the best way to maintain the middle class and promote home ownership. And free tuition would go a long way to making Louisiana a great state.

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