The Corner

Another Brick in the Wall

Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) wants a public-school bailout:

The Senate’s leading Democrat on education issues proposed a $23 billion bailout Wednesday to help public schools across the country avert widespread layoffs, a sequel to the economic stimulus law that has propped up teetering state budgets for the past year.

Throwing money at public education. Interesting idea. Why hasn’t anyone thought of that before?

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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