Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Arizona Institute pushing "Civics Test" to graduate from high school nationwide, Wisconsin next sucker.

We're getting another not so original republican idea.

So you have to ask yourself, what’s next from our jack-booted right wing nationalists, a requirement to sing God Bless America and a flag pin on every shirt? If you haven’t noticed, republicans are all about optics, looks, that gut feel. 

And small government my ass. Let’s have another law, this time requiring a civics test to graduate from high school, because courses on history just aren’t enough. We need a symbolic flag waving test and another excuse to chide fellow Americans sometime in the future with, “looks like someone cheated on their civics test.” jsonline:
The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee tucked a provision into the budget to require high school students to pass a civics test to receive a diploma.
It’s surreal to be told by anti-government republican Rep. Robin Vos, who's depth of the Constitution is summed up in two words, "freedom" and "liberty," that he supposedly values government while he's trying to dismantle it:
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said "Asking people to understand the way basic government functions creates a better-informed voter, which means we have a more involved populace, which means we have better laws and government," Vos said.
God I am so tired of hearing republicans deny every attack on poorer Americans isn’t a punishment or a penalty, it's getting really old:
Vos said the test isn't meant to penalize students. "The goal isn't to be punitive," he said. "It's to be educational."
Leave it to another right wing “institute” with their tea party clueless "fellows," to come up with a superficial edict they want shoved down our throats:
In 2014, the Arizona-based Joe Foss Institute began the push to require passing a civics test for high school graduation. The institute's aim is to have a measure passed in all 50 states by 2017, the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Six states have enacted laws for the test.
Will some Democrat promise to repeal this, all of it?


Anonymous said...

Are you anti-America? you sound like a commie marxist progressive leninist.

Democurmudgeon said...

You don't sound like an American.

Anonymous said...

That's weird. I was thinking that about you.

Anonymous said...

How do you feel about other end of course tests for things like English, Algebra, etc. Some places require a student to pass the end of course test in order to pass the class and therefore move on to graduation. I would see a Civics test as similar to these other tests.