Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tea Party takes Control of Wisconsin Public Education, Leads Walker Legislature around by the Nose.

Shocking and sad to say, the tea party dummies are now taking control of our state government and our kids education.

After watching WISC's coverage, your heart will sink knowing the tea party is behind the attack on Common Core, or as they call it, ObamaCore. The Obama administration had nothing to do with the development of Common Core, but have encouraged its use and the higher standards they promise.

Higher standards? Hold on there, not on the tea party's watch.

See one Republican legislator after the other show a complete lack of understanding when it comes to the program itself. Before this hearing, you would have thought these guys would have done some basic research, anything at all, so they could ask informed questions. Not a chance. Instead, all the questions centered on tea party conspiracies and fears.

Odder still, the fringe right-to-life anti-abortion group Wisconsin Family Action's Julaine Appling appeared as a witness against Common Core. Why...I can't explain why. She made the wild claim the state could come up with its own plan, apparently without costly taxpayers funding and without research or the consultation of professional educators. By the way, Republicans are about to give Appling's group a license plate and part of the fee as payback for their support. Nothing too obvious there, huh?

Common Core will be dead soon, and it'll be hard to watch this dumbing down happen in Wisconsin. We were never like this. I get to see first hand the results of tea party meddling from my own kids, and that's what really pisses me off this time.

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