President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks Tuesday at the White House about “expanding efforts to help adolescent girls worldwide attend and stay in school,” according to the White House.
“These efforts will build on the investments we have made and the successes we have achieved in global primary school education by elevating existing programs and public and private sector partnerships,” the White House said.
This is all very nice. But it of course begs the question, Why is the White House concerning itself with the worldwide education of girls or the worldwide education of anyone else?
At a time when our own schools are giving so many of our young people a lousy education, why are we devoting resources to helping other countries educate their kids?
Because, we are all one world! What are you, some kind of American exceptionalist?
This looks to be a Valerie Jarrett operation, likely done under the auspices of the White House Council on Women and Girls.
The Council was created by Bill Clinton – okay, sorry, that’s a bad joke – it was created by President Obama and is chaired by ValJar, her own pet project.
The council appears to do some useful things, like combating human trafficking in our supply chains and raising breast cancer awareness, and some harmful things, like the typical equality-of-results and affirmative action-type efforts you would expect from this White House.
But whether we’re doing helpful things or not, let’s leave the education of girls in Guinea to the Guineans.