Obama Hits GOP on Education Funding
President Barack Obama used his radio address broadcast Saturday to bemoan the nationwide reduction in public education investment and call for the hiring of more public school teachers.
Obama blamed Congressional Republicans for blocking his 2011 jobs bill that included funding for local education spending, and pointed squarely at the House GOP’s budget authored by vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, who Obama did not name in his address.
“The economic plan that almost every Republican in Congress voted for would make the situation even worse,” Obama said. “It would actually cut funding for education - which means fewer kids in Head Start, fewer teachers in our classrooms and fewer college students with access to financial aid - all to pay for a massive new tax cut for millionaires and billionaires.”
He added: “That’s backwards. That’s wrong. That plan doesn’t invest in our future; it undercuts our future.”