When I was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (1993-97), I asked Bill Bennett to visit my office so that I could ask him for help in seeking legislation that would pay for internet access in all classrooms and libraries in the country.Yes, what a great thing it is when a former Secretary of Education actively encourages the failure of public education. Give that man a radio show! And vote Republican!
At any rate, since Mr. Bennett had been Secretary of Education I asked him to support the bill in the crucial stage when we needed Republican allies. He told me he would not help, because he did not want public schools to obtain new funding, new capability, new tools for success. He wanted them, he said, to fail so that they could be replaced with vouchers, charter schools, religious schools, and other forms of private education.
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Bill Bennett: Even Bigger Asshole Than You Thought
Bill Bennett not only harbors racist assumptions, he also is a bit of an overall dickhead who should have never, never been Secretary of Education. Check out this item from the Talking Points Memo TPM Cafe. It's an account from former FCC chairman Reed Hundt.