Have you ever played “Would You Rather,” a game where you are presented with an impossible situation and have to choose between equally awful options? Well, we all might be playing that game with education now. Instead of choosing between losing an arm or a leg, politicians are trying to make us choose between jobs and quality education.
According to the Washington Post, Rep. David R. Obey (D), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, wants to funnel money away from Race to the Top to save education jobs.
The Department of Education wants both. The same Post article quotes ED assistant secretary Peter Cunningham: "We think that jobs and reform are both needed to keep our economy strong -- short term and long term."
So what's it going to be--an arm or a leg?