The Romney revolution could end up as big as the Reagan revolution.
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Finally, Romney proposes a further complementary higher education revolution:
[C]ompetence and skills drive our economy, yet our higher education system awards degrees based on the amount of time spent in the classroom regardless of how quickly or slowly an individual masters the material. The current emphasis on time to degree, rather than measured competency, discourages more innovative learning solutions and continues the frustration of employers who are unable to fill high skilled positions. Forcing students to complete a fixed term of study also drives up the costs for those who might need less time, while graduating those who have not yet obtained market ready skills. Federal regulations and aid rules must change to facilitate instead of obstruct models that recognize and address this reality.
Such change would further slash the power of the education establishment bureaucracy and expand the power of students in the market, while opening more higher education to more Americans.
Romney’s proposed power to the people education revolution is a good start on campaign policy proposals. Just as Reagan did in redefining the debate and the election of 1980, Romney should follow up with more such carefully considered, conservative, market-oriented reform proposals, and keep the 19th century minds of the Obama campaign on the intellectual defensive.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online