Courtesy of the Daily Kos:
When I was asked to speak with Mitt Romney it seemed like a very important thing to me, and I wanted to put a lot of careful thought into what I would say. So, I went to the round table discussion very optimistic and interested in hearing what he had to say.
When he sat down, one of the first questions he asked was, he said "I understand there is a teacher here today, which one of you is a teacher?"
So, I raised my hand, thinking that's a good thing, he's interested in education, but it wasn't a good thing. I felt like his view was a little old-fashioned and I was surprised by it. He went on to kind of lecture me about schools and how bad they are. He talked bad about the teacher's union. He was talking about the importance of private schools and voucher systems.
At one point, I said to him, "I have an answer for that." And he said, "I didn't ask you a question."
So Mitt the Twit makes a bunch of ignorant remarks about the state of education in this country, and a teacher offers to explain what is REALLY going on, and he refuses to allow her to speak.
I think that just about sums up why Romney should never be allowed to have ANY say over the education system in this country.
One of the things I most despise about this current crop of Republicans is their flagrant disdain for our teachers. The idea that these incredibly important public servants have been vilified and mistreated to the point of driving many of them out of education entirely is a national crisis, and want desperately to see it changed in the next four years.