Rand Paul Doesn’t Want Parents To Know About Unequal Access To Education
Yesterday, I noted Rand Paul’s vote to preserve discrimination in public schools against GLBT students. This morning, we have news of yet another troubling vote by the Republican U.S. senator and presidential candidate.
Rand Paul voted against a legislative amendment that would have ensured that state governments measure disparities between school districts in terms of student access to school libraries, health and wellness programs, qualified educational assistants, early childhood education, and instruction in fundamental academic skills.
The amendment wasn’t the brainchild of a liberal. It was written and introduced by Senator Mark Kirk – a Republican.
The amendment simply sought to lift the veil that hide inequalities in access to education. Rand Paul voted to bring that veil back down – not to end inequality in access to good education, but simply to cover it up.
As a U.S. senator, Rand Paul is pursuing a policy of willful ignorance in government. He doesn’t want citizens to know about inequality in the educational system as it exists. He doesn’t offer any alternative plan for addressing educational inequalities. Rand Paul would just rather that we don’t have this information in our hands.
Why should we allow a person with animosity to learning to become President of the United States?