Would you like to know what Ann Romney thinks about public education in the U.S.? From an interview in Good Housekeeping via Daily Kos, she asked about the issue closest to her heart:
I've been a First Lady of the State. I have seen what happens to people's lives if they don't get a proper education. And we know the answers to that. The charter schools have provided the answers. The teachers' unions are preventing those things from happening, from bringing real change to our educational system. We need to throw out the system.
The whole system is flawed? You really can say that about all the educators and administrators who get up every single day to educate the overwhelming majority of the nation's children? Or is it just the teachers union? (Funny how your husband ran a car company and I'll bet he said the same thing about that union as well.)
Among her other views:
- only people who are "financially secure" should run for office AND after your children are raised (or someone is at home who will do it)
- what will help the economy are five things (but she can't remember the last two and calls workers "human capital":
One is to get rid of regulation; one is to start using our natural resources; one is to turn to human capital, which is education, and get that working again; and...oh, I'm not sure on the last two! (Laughs)
Also, she seems to not know what a Gold Star mother is which for someone who aspires to be First Lady is very, very serious. And, she seems to believe that her sons going off on a Mormon mission is the same as serving in the military. A religious mission is fine but it is NOT military service in any way, shape or form.
If this is what Mrs. Romney believes about education, I worry about what her husband believes and would enact.