Some conservative political pundits are surprised, if not
pleased, that Ann Romney is criticizing teachers
unions for standing in the way of education reform.
Steve Gunn, communications director for
the Education Action
Group Foundation (EAG), directs OneNewsNow to Mrs. Romney's
recent interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, where she
says in no uncertain terms that the best way to reform education is
to throw out the current system.
"We just found it very refreshing that one of the candidates for
first lady stepped out and laid it on the line during an interview
with a magazine," Gunn comments.
He points out that most first ladies take up a cause for the
betterment of society -- and if Mitt Romney is elected president,
the EAG communications director thinks it would be great if the new
president's wife were to choose education reform.
"Boy, wouldn't that be something? Most first ladies pick a real
safe cause that doesn't upset anybody. Wouldn't that be something
to have a first lady out there going toe-to-toe with Randi
Weingarten or Dennis Van Roekel, or other union big shots and
telling them what it's all about? Yeah, that'd be fun," Gunn
Throughout his campaign, Governor Romney has personally spoken
critically of teachers unions and has supported school
An advocate for First Amendment rights says one California
school district is "on shaky ground" for banning religious symbols
from student newspapers.