Under Obama: no child left unmonitored
Obama’s plan to use education as a tool for social engineering exposes the elitist strain in his ‘Change’ campaign.
Alex Standish - 12 November 2008
A close look at Barack Obama’s education policies exposes the myth that the 44th president of the United States will point the country in a brand new direction.
Reading Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Plan for Lifetime Success Through Education, one well-worn word just about sums up their plans for education reform: ‘expand’ (1). They plan to take just about every education initiative and policy utilised by the Bush administration and do more of it. In essence, their plan for education will expand state intervention into school life, furthering trends towards marketisation, managerialism, standardisation and testing, external accountability, intervention in family life, and making education subservient to the needs of the economy.