Why do Republicans dread improved public education? After all, every potential Presidential candidate writes a book and shamelessly hypes it during their campaigns (for as long as they may last - usually up to Iowa and New Hampshire).
Could it be that public schools go beyond just Reading, writing and arithmetic? (Note - more commonly known as "the three Rs"- ignorance is bliss) Could it be that they teach science, higher math and history - all of which if mastered can make you change your religion to atheism?
In any case, the Republican Presidential wannabes are true to their colors and making the most of this opportunity to get excellent exposure for their money making opportunity book sales. Can't fault leading by example, even a screwy one.