Sunday, July 29, 2007

Ron Paul Supports Homeschooling!

I know he's got a snowball's chance in Hades of winning the election, but Congressman Ron Paul absolutely has the right idea when it comes to education. Here are some great quotes from him:

"I am absolutely convinced that the key to an educationally prosperous nation is found not in a federal government program, but in the right of parents - consulting with teachers and local administrators - to effectively utilize their moral responsibility for their children. By so doing, we will foster a philosophy of independence, self-reliance, and local responsibility; a philosophy which will permeate our classrooms and our government."

"One of my main goals in Congress is to return control over our children's education to parents and teachers in Texas and across America. Unfortunately, as the federal government continues to increase its influence over education, the role of parents and teachers becomes more and more limited. Over the last 30 years, this increased federal control has proven harmful to education standards while wasting taxpayer dollars. I believe that parents and teachers can better educate our children than federal education bureaucrats and politicians."

"Each time we are presented with a new education proposal from Washington, it involves another layer of harmful federal bureaucracy. No big-government spending program can or will solve our nation's education problems. One-size-fits-all programs simply do not work. I want to give parents the freedom to choose the best options for their children. I want teachers to know that their services are valuable to our nation without making them subservient to federal bureaucrats. And I want to encourage local residents to get involved with their local schools through educational programs and scholarship funds. My agenda of returning control over education dollars to the American people is the best way to strengthen public education."
I call on the other candidates to embrace a similar philosophy when it comes to education!


Randy said...

Instead of calling on other candidates to issue claims of support for home schooling, why not just vote for the one that actually does support it?

Crimson Wife said...

Seems like every election cycle there's a longshot candidate who captures the fancy of voters fed up with the status quo- Ross Perot, Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan, etc. This time around it's Ron Paul. Honestly, it seems to me more of a statement *against* the establishment than actually *for* the individual in question.

Even if Paul were somehow to win the nomination (which I seriously doubt would happen), he'd get creamed in the general election by the Democratic candidate.

While I admire his consistency on the issues, they sometimes come off as being a bit too "out there" for the average American.

Marye said...

"No big-government spending program can or will solve our nation's education problems. One-size-fits-all programs simply do not work."
GOOD STUFF! So very true.