The Anti-Education President

-- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan

I'm a bit under the weather today, so I'll just encourage readers to take a look at my new Verdict column: "An Educated Population Is Essential to a Nation’s Prosperity, yet Some Politicians Are Demonizing Our Educational System for Political Advantage." In less than a generation, we've gone from conservative presidential candidates promising to be "the education President" to saying (in Romney's almost exact words): "Find a cheap college, and don't expect help in paying for it." Oy.