SOU Speech- Kaching!
Regarding Bush's SOU speech last night, besides making sure we were aware of how soft on terrorism (its detection and destruction) the Democrats are, I heard the usual presidential spending spree with grandiose predictions. Remember how Clinton was going to end urban violence by midnight B-ball games? At least that did not cost much.
Bush suggested that he would produce enough scientists from this crop of students in America by hiring 90,000 new math and science teachers. OK. Where is he going to find the students able to understand the rudiments of math and science? Are they coming from the American public school system? There will have to be thousands of charter schools and vouchers before those Einsteins can locate enough students, per this non-math major's calculations 90,000 teachers x 25 students equals 2.25 million educated students. How are the students produced in the feel good, ego-grat lower grades going to understand math and science, where there really are correct and incorrect answers?