“As public schools around the United States suffer through a perpetual financial crisis, the Obama administration commits a breathtaking $70 million to help educate girls in a terrorist nation known as Al Qaeda headquarters.” So begins a post at Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles that highlight’s the first lady’s latest initiative, Let Girls Learn, which the White House website notes, has as its goal the education and empowerment of 62 million girls in third world countries who are not in school.
Working at giving young people a brighter future is a noble goal, but charity begins at home, as the saying goes. And “public schools in this country have been hurting for years.”
Besides financial troubles, there’s an epidemic of low-performing schools and dismal graduation rates around the country, especially in the nation’s inner cities. They could probably use a few million to create programs that might help improve academic performance or perhaps empower needy students like the multi-million-dollar allocation is predicted to help empower girls in Pakistan.
The public school district in the Obamas’ own hometown of Chicago could use some extra cash. By Thanksgiving as many as 5,000 teachers could be laid off unless the 367,499-student district — Chicago Public Schools — gets a $500 million bailout from the state. A recent editorial in the area’s mainstream newspaper says that it “has been a disastrous time for Chicago Public Schools.” The piece is accompanied by an illustration of a yellow school bus with “Corruption & Politics in our Schools” plastered across the side.
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