Bush, of people, is on TV now speaking about education. He just proclaimed another George W. Bush historical philosophical principle by declaring that â€œmeasuring is the gateway to success.â€ Sure, if you are a carpenter or a tailor! Bush was referring to his testing requirements in his â€œno child left behindâ€ program. This was another one of his â€œwhat the hell does that meanâ€ comments that Bush has uttered over the years; the ones where the room and media sit silent as not one single person can make sense of what he just said. â€œMeasuring is the gateway to success?â€ What the hell does that mean? Iâ€™ll tell you what it means even if the entire media wonâ€™t! It means that George W. Bushâ€™s brother Neil will be very successful if we continue to measure the progress of our students because he sells the testing materials to the schools!
Bush, in another one of his brilliant observations informed the public during this speech that we live in a â€œglobal world!â€ Really? You mean all the flat Earth talk is wrong? He went on to say that we must compete with the likes of China and India when it comes to education. OKâ€¦that I can agree with. I would love to see American schools and families dedicate themselves to education the same way the Chinese do, or even the way Indians do. I would love to visit my parents house, which is across the street from my old grade school and two blocks away from my old high school, and I would like to see one student pass their home who is carrying a sack of books as I used to when I went to that same high school. I would like to see a single student carrying ten dollars worth of books instead of $500 worth of consumer electronics, $250 sneakers and an $8 pack of cigarettes. If Bush wants to compete with China, maybe we should call in education professionals from China who already have a winning track record in education instead of continuing the corporatization of our education system by people who have but one goal in mind when it comes to educating Americans and that is to profit from it.Â Â Think about it!