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"...at least Sally and Johnny will be sitting in energy efficient schools as they learn how not to compete in the private sector."

a href=”http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2008/12/how-many-hopeful-workers-does-it-take-to-change-a-lightbulb.html”Riehl World View blog highlights some of/a Obama’s job creation programs in a post entitled, “How Many “Hopeful” Workers Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?” I checked out Obama’s goals for schools a href=”http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16258.html”which is as follows:/abr /br /blockquote—SCHOOLS: “[M]y economic recovery plan will launch the most sweeping effort to modernize and upgrade school buildings that this country has ever seen. We will repair broken schools, make them energy-efficient, and put new computers in our classrooms. Because to help our children compete in a 21st century economy, we need to send them to 21st century schools.”/blockquotebr /br /Dan at Riehl World had this to say in response:br /br /blockquoteAck!! Sorry, but when someone launches a job creation program and it’s government-centric, I’m unimpressed. Seems we’re going to find our way out of the economic darkness by changing lightbulbs. And at least Sally and Johnny will be sitting in energy efficient schools as they learn how not to compete in the private sector. No mention of Math and Science, but at least they’ll be able to watch YouTube videos with High Speed access….br /br /Yes, make the building pretty and suddenly it’ll be wonderful schools for all. I’m starting to think this guy really is fixated on image, as opposed to substance. And, as usual, we’ll get to pay for ten guys, eight of them standing around holding flags, while two eventually start to work fixing potholes. It isn’t that we don’t need to focus on infrastructure, but how about dealing with the inefficient way we approach it if you want to bring some change?/blockquotebr /br /If Obama wants to really bring change to schools, how about bringing back critical thinking to the classroom? But image over substance is much more politically advantageous these days and seems to be what the public wants.