Dear Mitt Romney,
Put your money with your mouth is. You say you want American workers to be better prepared, better educated, better trained, but you also want to cut funding for programs and institutions that are already operating on shoestring budgets and education across the board.
Last night in the debate you said:
“The right answer for government is say, How do we make the private sector become more efficient and more effective? How do we get schools to be more competitive? Let’s grade them. I propose we grade our schools so parents know which schools are succeeding and failing, so they can take their child to a — to a school that he’s being more successful.
I don’t want to cut our commitment to education. I wanted to make it more effective and efficient. And by the way, I’ve had that experience. I don’t just talk about it. I’ve been there. Massachusetts schools are ranked number one in the nation. This is not because I didn’t have commitment to education. It’s because I care about education for all of our kids.”
How can you say you care about education for all of our kids when your solution you gave to make education more efficient is to let parents know which schools are good, so those with the means (MONEY) can move to that school’s district?
You would be a great president if we were all rich. Your solutions would work great if every American had six houses like you, but not everyone can just pick up and move, and not everyone wants to just pick up and move. Not everyone has six houses around the world to choose a school district from.
What happens to those kids left behind in the schools that are no good? What happens to the kids whose parent’s don’t own six houses, whose parents don’t have the money to move?
I don’t think you are a bad guy, evil, but all your positions are fundamentally flawed, because you seem to have no real concept of the situation that most Americans are in.
You say, “People are hurting,” but you obviously don’t really know what this means. If you did, you would have better solutions… or at least compassion.
The thing that really bothers me about you, is the fact that you are Mormon. No, I am not saying that I have anything against Mormons. I have something against you as a Mormon, because all I can think about when I think about Mormon values is a Church of Latter Day Saints commercial on TV showing a kid going over and helping an old woman rake her lawn.
I get you being against abortion and being against gay marriage. I get you. I don’t agree, but I understand your stance on these issues.
What I don’t understand is your blindness to the fact that some people might need a little help sometimes, and that not everyone has had the advantages you have had. This is especially mystifying since your own father needed help once, and your church preaches compassion and caring… and you claim to be devout.
I guess what I am really trying to say, in a long and winding way, is that you are either a phony and out of touch with reality, or a puppet, neither of which make me want you to be my president.