Biden’s desperate DeSantis dunk mocked as inadvertent endorsement of school choice

President Joe Biden is facing criticism and mockery for unintentionally throwing his support behind school choice, a movement strongly preferred by conservatives.

“I think every kid, in every zip code, in every state should have access to every education opportunity possible. I guess, for some, that isn’t the consensus view,” he tweeted Friday.

Sounds pretty good and sensible, right, especially for a Democrat?

Except the president wasn’t actually coming out in support of school choice. He was, in fact, simply taking a shot at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Indeed, his weirdly written tweet linked to a hit piece from The Washington Post that attacks the governor over his threat to nix Advanced Placement school courses.

The piece notes that DeSantis recently complained that the state College Board’s African American studies course contains racial essentialist concepts — the very type of concepts that racists with the Ku Klux Klan would love to see children being taught.

In response, the College Board cried foul, claiming the governor’s correct assessment of the situation amounted to “slander.” It’s in response to this that the governor threatened to nix the state’s AP courses.

Biden opposes the governor’s moves, just as the president also opposes the school choice movement. This is why his seemingly pro-school choice tweet attracted so much criticism and mockery, some of which can be observed below:

Critics also bashed the president for siding against DeSantis on the AP issue. While depriving kids access to AP courses would indeed be troubling, allowing them to be indoctrinated in the tenets of racism would be worse.


One critic, meanwhile, wondered why the president had said nothing when California made an attempt two years ago to eliminate its own AP courses because they were allegedly contributing to racism.

“The California Department of Education’s 2021 mathematics framework seeks to end accelerated math opportunities for gifted students due to racial disparities in ‘gifted’ math programs,” the Washington Examiner reported at the time.

Basically, too many Asians and not enough blacks were getting into the “gifted” program, so California decided to eliminate it. And in response, the president said nothing.

All this comes as the school choice moment continues to grow and prosper, much to the chagrin of Democrats like Joe Biden, among many others.

“Finally, we are freeing families from the clutches of the teachers’ unions once and for all, and there’s not a dang thing they can do about it,” Corey DeAngelis, a senior fellow at the American Federation for Children, said this week to Fox News.

He added that the growing school choice movement to allow parents to choose where to enroll their children is weakening the teachers’ unions’ grip on education.

As reported previously, the school choice movement is an effort by some legislators — mainly conservative and libertarian ones — to empower parents with the option to move their children from failing public schools and into well-performing private ones.

But teachers’ unions and their Democrat allies, including Biden, greatly resent this. They want all children to remain in the public school system, even if the system isn’t benefitting them …


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