This bitch inhaled a fantabulous caramel frozen custard creation for lunch.
Better now...everything is so much better now.
Wednesday morning moment of schadenfreudal bliss…
A certain Ralph Reed of the Neanderthalish pre-evolutionary Christian Coalition knave-like Ralph Reeds surface in the Georgia Republican Primary.
Ralphie was running for Lt. Governor.
Ralphie lost...the Republican Primary of all things!
A bitch doesn’t even give a shit about the Republican who beat him…my ass intends to enjoy 24 hours of Ralph motherfucking Reed kicked to the curb and uninvited to the dance schadenfreudal bliss!
Moving forward into the world of policy...
Leaving some chil'ren behind...
House Republicans have unveiled a new education plan. Yes, a bitch shuddered at the thought too. But it gets worse.
The house gave birth to a $100 million dollar school voucher plan…and where the fuck did they find $100 million dollars?
Anyhoo, that baby is ugly as a motherfucker.
Vouchers are like that e-mail Spam. They have a really good hook that captures your attention. Who wouldn’t want to inherit $200 million dollars from a long lost relative who recently died in Bulgaria or help out a recently widowed Nigerian woman who just needs to filter some cash through your bank account & is willing to pay you once the checks cash?
But, much like the deal of the century spam mail I get everyday, if it looks too good to be true it most definitely is.
Vouchers assume that poorly performing schools can not be brought up to par.
Translation for the neo-con trolls in the crowd - they represent a cut and run attitude towards education reform that results in the mission not being accomplished.
The voucher solution disregards 100 years of public school education in lieu of the 'it’s cheaper to toss it' notion of education policy. On the surface, a voucher for a student who is attending a shit public school that would allow her to attend a fantastical private school seems awesome. For many it is way too sexy to pass up. But beneath the bandage there is a funky smell…a stink that is all too familiar.
Yep, that's bullshit.
A bitch suspects that vouchers are an attempt to attack and destroy public school education as we know it.
But why, you ask, would anyone want to destroy public school education?
That’s not really the right question, though. Shouldn’t it be…what are the benefits of destroying public education?
No more unions…and pesky union members…asking for shit like raises and vacations.
No argument against local control of the curriculum! Evolution? Out. Fake science pulled out of Dobson's ass on a whim? Go tell it on the moutain!
No more arguments against prayer in schools. Private schools can simply dictate and require. Think of the time saved and the cult of neo-conservatism recruitment possibilities!
Sex education? Nope. Just say no to the big O? Bring it on!
Reading comprehension? Maybe, but isn’t that really a parent’s right issue (wink)?
And it goes on and on and on.
Public education ended over 100 years of education being the exclusive experience of the rich. It truly is a cornerstone of our democracy. Poor people, rural workers, minorities and women all pushed through a previously locked door and got their education on.
Educating is like baseball.
You throw the ball, you catch the ball and you hit the ball (blantant nod to Bull Durham).
Scooter B.’s education policy has created a void in learning that makes vouchers seem appealing.
The way I see it, if kids are being left behind and clearly don’t know the fundamentals mayhap it’s time to give the coach the boot.
And why do I get the impression Margaret Spellings has W is for Women tattooed on her ass?
Someone needs to do a feminist intervention…well, ummm...she may be too far gone already.