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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mitchell to Flip Flop, Admits He Has Been Wrong

COLLINSTOWN, NC (AP Newswire) - Mayor Robert Mitchell of Collinstown, a longtime supporter of public schools, held a press conference Tuesday to announce he now fully supports school choice and will actively work and lobby for school reform.

"For too long, I have buried my head in the sand and have supported a failed policy. The only way to rescue public education is to open it up to market forces. There is too much proof that doing so increases performance for students in the public schools and their private or independent counterparts."

Mitchell added that public school teacher tenure must be abolished and administrative overhead cut.

He added that attaching the money to the child would help keep those dollars from wasting away in the black hole of school administration.



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