After reading the "facts" ( from the first posting of this issue) about Gore I
can't help thinking where did these "facts " come from?
It happens every day that people read things in a paper and think of them as
"facts" . I'm sure some of you are aware that things from media are often
taken out of context. Sometimes statements are presented accurately, but our
journalists love to put a twist on things. Editing certain statements out of
an interview can change how we perceive a statement.
Now I'm not defending any "lies" Gore has told, but I have no doubts that he
has plenty of company. To believe George W. is a saint would mean that person
must be awful naive.
I also agree that discussing politics here (Artsednet) is not a problem. We
need to be proactive to keep education in the forefront of issues.
Neither candidate is perfect, but we have to look at their stand on issues and
track records. George W's track record in Texas is a concern to me. If I
hear that "a" (accountability) word one more time I think I will scream! Sure
accountability can be a great thing, but they keep asking more of teachers and
no compensation. Schools are falling apart, salaries are the pits, more and
more paper work , tech responsibilites, kids with problems, yet they (
politicians) ask more and give less.