Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Quotations Of The Day: The Governor's Education Policy Edition

For people who understand reality, there's this conclusion to a post on the Answer Sheet,
The Virginia governor is following right along with the program of the corporate-based education reformers who want to run public education like a business. Given that many — if not most businesses — don’t succeed, that’s hardly a template for the country’s most important civic institution.
Substitute South Dakota for Virginia, one can see an organized Republican effort to weaken public education.  The concluding sentence also illustrates why the effort is so misguided and why it should be opposed.

If one prefers to read fatuous statements, there's this gem by Nick Moser,
“If I were a science or math teacher, I don’t know how you could not be excited about that,” Moser said. “It is going to come down to what your outlook is on it. It is not going to take away from anyone. If I were working in a school, I would be very excited to have the opportunity to get that bonus. If I wasn’t chosen for the bonus, I would be excited for my colleague who was chosen. I don’t see where there would be any criticism from that.”
I don't think one needs much more evidence that South Dakota Republicans will give Governor Daugaard everything he wants, or in Cory's words, they will "just shut up and clap for the Governor."

1 comment:

caheidelberger said...

Good point on the privatization agenda! We need to keep an eye out for the corporate folks who would try to use a system like this to get their hooks on our kids and our schools. Dangerous times ahead!

And clearly we can't count on thoughtless legislators like Rep. Moser to help avert that danger... or do anything that the Governor doesn't approve.