is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for
development accorded the individual."
America by John Edwards (terrific example
of how we can discuss principles and policies using values frames)
Attacks on Public Education from People for the American Way
Fighting the Voucher Invasion —PFAW
Why the Right Hates Public Education —Barbara Miner of The
Republican Lawmakers Set on Cutting Subsidies for Student Loans:
Benefits Bankers, Hurts Students —Washington Post 2/04
Democrats deliver free public education and outlaw child
An Educated America is
a Strong America
Democrats believe that a good
quality, free education is the birthright of every
American and the cornerstone of our democracy.
led the way in initiating preschool programs, providing
job training, and expanding college opportunities.
We believe that an educated America is a strong America.
By contrast, radical
Republicans gain power and control of the masses when
the education of our children is limited to religious
and strict private schools. They actively
encourage the deterioration of our public school system
in favor of vouchers and other incentives that move
children away from broad knowledge to narrow dogma.
sandwiches" using any of these values:
Repeat these ready-made frames:
First"; "Democrats Put Kids
First"; "Our Future, Our Children"
An educated America is a strong America; Education is
wealth; Quality of life; Freedom and democracy depend on
educated citizens; Level playing field for all Americans
begins with access to high quality, free education;
"Democrats are the party of education results"
|Reframe using these
concepts: "No Child Left Behind" reframed to
"More Children Left Behind" or "No Child Left
Behind — a Mess!"; "The Anti-Education President"
using these words:
"Radical Republicans believe children should be seen and
not heard —especially when they grow up!";
|Avoid repeating these
"No Child Left Behind"; "Education President" (?!);
"Compassionate Conservative" (?!); Vouchers as "choice"
|Know the tools in the
radical Republican tool chest:
The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for
the New Traditionalist Movement by Eric Heubeck;
2. Frank Luntz Republican Playbook — Searchable Text-Version
Words Never to Use"
Facts and Statistics:
The Democratic Party on Education —statistics
Public Education —People for the American Way
Children's Defense Fund
National Association of State Student Grant and Aid
Programs —Bush Administration 2005 budget