With the issue of gay marriage exhausted, Republicans have turned to issues in education to energize their ultra-conservative base. Are they proposing burning down every public school? Publicly hanging teachers? Well, they're not that scared they're going to lose the mid-term elections. They're just bringing out a national voucher program. Ugh.
I love the quote in the NY Times article on the subject. The author mentions the report that came out recently which stated that public school kids did just as well as private school kids. What was Education Secretary Margaret Spellings reaction? The results were "inconclusive" - which we all means, "they don't agree with our position". You and I know that if the results came out saying the opposite, that private school kids did better, the administration would be lauding the researchers as heros.
They make me sick.