Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Romney Fails To Keep Kindergarten Pledge

Last year, the Fraud Candidate spoke forcefully in support of full-day kindergarten. His public education overhaul, “K through Job: Remediate, Renovate, Innovate," included expansion of full-day kindergarten. (source: Boston Globe, 6/5/2002) His pre-election stump to the teachers union also included the promotion of full-day kindergarten. (source: Boston Globe, 10/13/2002)

Unfortunately, when it came time to pay the piper, Romney decided to fully fund the $100 million dollar Quinn Bill, yet did nothing about expanding full-day kindergarten. In fact, the Fraud Governor’s budget ended up reducing funds for kindergarten. (source: Boston Globe, 3/4/2003, 3/6/2003 & 4/27/2003)

Which is why Romney’s recent comments to a forum marking the Education Reform Act were so surprising. The Fraud Governor said “the state should be able to take over under-performing districts with broad powers to fire teachers, send kids to full-day kindergarten and make their parents go to class.” (source: Boston Herald, 5/2/2003)

Send kids to full-day kindergarten? Sounds like a great idea.

Of course, it sounded like a great idea last year, too. Which may be why the Fraud Governor refused to fund full-day kindergarten this year. If he plays his cards right, Romney can use this idea for the rest of his electoral life!


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