I have an idea…
I got a great idea for Florida…just close up all the schools right now. Use the savings to fund a tax break for the beleaguered rich and quit even pretending to give a shit about kids. With more money to buy politicians the rich can get rid of those silly child labor laws and put the excess kids to work. There’s not gonna be that many anyhow because without medical care they’ll be dying off at a pretty good rate. The sooner poor people get it through their head that they have no rights the better it will be for gods chosen few.
Here’s my old dumb ass trying to be all snarky but I’ll bet that line of thinking could find a lot of support already. Up Yours you florida republican slimers.
Were I a Floridian, I would say finally! At last we get to challenge so-called “Creation Science,” which has been held by the courts to be not science at all, but a thinly-disguised religious doctrine. Does the First Amendment count as a reason for censorship, of only somebody’s little hurt feelings? Because I can get those too. Textbook give short shrift to native people? Too bad, tear it out. Does it present the Founding Fathers as Christians? Oops, there goes another chapter!
Does the state of Flowery have an English-Only rule?
I hereby propose abolishing the entire Floridian school curriculum on account that the Bible clearly states Florida doesn’t exist.
There are only 3 continents in the world according to Genesis: Africa, Asia, and Europe populated by the descendents of Ham, Shem, and Japheth respectively. These lands exist on a flat disc which is held up by foundations that God shakes when he’s angry, manifesting as earthquakes. There is no such thing as the American continents, and therefore no such thing as Florida. It’s sacrilegious to claim it exists, therefore the entire Floridian curriculum is offensive to my religious beliefs.
The inmates are running the insane asylum.
… And you think that ISN’T essentially the ®s endgame?
The point is to get rid of responsible public schools altogether. There’s already a tiered system
evolving sorry, being created – private schools for the rich, vouchers for the charter school of your choice if you’re middle class, and probably some kind of workhouse or prison for the poor.
It wasn’t all that long ago that Newt Gingrich was talking about relaxing our “stupid” labor laws that prevent children from working as janitors.
That’s why they want an auditor to decide what is worth pursuing and what isn’t. So the “right” people can have their “correct” concerns heard, and the “wrong” people can go fuck themselves. Possibly with some kind of civil or criminal penalty for wasting an auditor’s time, as well as deliberately abusing a public process.
Actually there are several ways we can make use of the children that will not place any further tax burden on the poor oppressed 1%. Paging Dr. Swift:
no no, I meant we can do it to Florida
Sorry man, I know you are real! I believe in hobbits!
Perhaps the trumps of the world could start a new fast food chain… any thing in the service of famished famous fuckers.
Interesting to see how visceral my reaction was based on source. While I was rolling my eyes at more Republican madness, I suddenly remembered hearing a few years ago a pretty much identical policy (framed rather differently) coming from the progressive side of my children’s school, using Japanese school children as an example.
It was all about the children making meaningful contributions to their community, learning concern for their environment, and building their respect for all trades, and I have to admit, I found the policy fairly attractive (although the school didn’t adopt it).
Yet another reminder that when it comes to judging policy, my instincts are to judge based on the source of the policy rather than the actual policy itself…
Well, the devil being in the details means that it really does matter which devil is in charge of program design and implementation…
My daughter went to a Montessori school when she was small, and the kids were responsible for cleaning up after themselves, washing their lunch dishes and putting them away, sweeping their classroom, and basically learning to be responsible for their own classroom.
But this differs greatly from what moron Gingrich has said. My daughter certainly never “worked as a Janitor” and its clear that he sees the title/position as derogatory or subservient. He is suggesting it would be good for kids to “stoop” to these low jobs, when there is nothing lowly or demeaning about them, his words reveal his disrespect. The lesson to be learned is not how to stomach a low job, but rather how to be a steward of your own existence. Gingrich clearly does not even get it.
Its not just who the suggestion is coming from, but the way the idea is parsed says worlds about how the person is thinking about it.
I’m pretty sure it’s that every textbook should be pornographic, given the hookers.
this is done in Japan to teach respect, co operation etc…
Beat me to it.
The results would be a generation of voters who would make the Tea Party look like hippies.