it is to be rich these days! We have $ (obviously), have power (always did), and now the government is giving us the poor people’s money. Life is sweet, indeed! Unfortunately, I belong to the working class.
Archives for March 2010
I feel more like what the Feds are doing “to” me than “for” me. How about you?
I call for each agency to list its top 10 priorities on its website home page. The language should be in plain English under a simple heading “Our top 10 priorities”, so that every visitor can readily find this information and understand how each Agency is working to improve the lives of Americans. Now, that is a change we all can believe in:The Feds telling its citizen what it is doing for them in an understandable way. This way, we the people can hold them accountable or change the list, if we do not like the priorities.
Perhaps, the health care reform bill would have had more public support if it is made clear to them how it will benefit them in a few “bullet point” headings (1or 2 Powerpoint slides, max). Einstein said it best: Keep it simple. After all, he did give us: E = mC2.
1. Education has too many “moving” parts for the Feds to fix. It is like trying to mold jello with your hands.
2. The Feds ability to fix anything has been dismal, especially of late.
3. The more “touchy feely” the mandate is, the more elusive is its successful implementation. Here is partial quote from this NY Times piece: “In addition, President Obama would replace the law’s requirement that every American child reach proficiency in reading and math, which administration officials have called utopian, with a new national target that could prove equally elusive: that all students should graduate from high school prepared for college and a career. “ (emphasis added).
I have been an university educator for more than 30 years.
I thought the President could run the country from Air Force One.