Funny how a small minority of tea party fanatics think they can tell the rest of Wisconsin, the state department of public instruction, schools superintendents, school boards, teachers and parents that they can't have Common Core. Three years of taxpayer dollars funding the change, gone.
Teabillies seem to think one party rule means they can simply ignore everyone else. The arrogance and rabid authoritarian mindset that drives these control freaks should send a shudder down the spines of parents everywhere.
With no alternative in the offing, and a blind hatred of Obama and anything governmental, tea party members attending the Republican convention this weekend explained their irrational behavior by listing why they can't stand Common Core:
1. Nothing more than a continuation of the past failed programs of the federal Department of Education and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that sought to indoctrinate students instead of educating them.To be clear, the tea party is still worried about liberal/UN/socialist/union "indoctrination," allowing different viewpoints in developing educational standards and towing the supposed "district" and mostly party line.
2. As a biased champion for Common Core in Wisconsin Sen. Luther Olsen has failed to withdraw his involvement in educational matters in which he has a conflict of interest.
3. Olsen and Rep. Steve Kestell do not seem to have the ability, inclination or commitment to represent the views and positions of their constituents ... the state and the Republican National Committee.
When Republican Rep. Don Pridemore ran for state superintendent, he gave voice to the tea party lunatic fringe trying to bring everybody down to their IQ level. From WKOW's Capitol City Sunday: