Election Affirms Education "Reform" A Beltway, Rich Person Fetish
By Jeff Bryant
November 12, 2012 - 10:23pm ET
In President Obama's stunningly convincing reelection, only part of his education policies got reaffirmed -- the part he talked about most of the time during the campaign.
Meanwhile, the president's policies known to align with what is commonly called "education reform" -- which closely adheres to Beltway conventional wisdom and the druthers of rich folks -- appear to have little support on the ground.
His return to office is undoubtedly due, in part, to most Americans agreeing with his assertion that education is an essential "investment" in the future of our country.
This was "the softer part of his education agenda," as Joy Resmovits explains atHuffington Post, that he brought out in "speeches and debates" to differentiate himself from his opponent Mitt Romney.
Certainly, the President's support for spending on public education was a hit with minorities, single moms, and young voters -- communities tending to value