Rush Limbaugh on Education
Conservative Talk-show Host
Limbaugh has never questioned his conservative views at any time in his life; to do so would be a betrayal of his father and his family. Rush had the worst of both worlds: an ideologically inflexible father who demanded obedience and an intellectually lazy resistance to the type of formal education that might have offered him an opportunity to questions those beliefs.
Limbaugh regularly discourages his listeners from getting an education. He always says "screwls" instead of "schools" to imply that educators are screwing up children. He sees himself as a father figure for his listeners, instructing them in ideology and protecting them from hearing any corrupting ideas.
We should vigorously promote educational choice and the voucher system to instill competition in our failing schools. By doing so, we will be giving lower- and middle-class families the same mobility as the wealthy by providing them the means to choose the best schools for their children, rather than imprisoning many of them in inferior public schools that are all too often urban war zones.
The teachers’ unions, the education bureaucrats, and many Democratic politicians believe they should have the prerogative to tell middle-class Americans where their children should attend school. How often have you heard discussions of “giving parents the right” to choose their school? Good grief, [they should not] grant (or deny) parents that right. As Bill Bennett says in response to this idiocy, “Let my people go.”
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