In recent days, we have had current Purdue University President and former right wing extremist Governor of Indiana banning History books, republican controlled states all over the country expanding vouchers, a GOP lawmaker in Utah wanting to END "compulsory education"(honestly he said that, he wants education to be a choice because what teenager wouldn't choose going to high school over everything else available to them?), toMichele Bachman and everything in between.
In Wisconsin(where I live) therepublican party PLATFORM could not have been more anti-education if Dick DeVos had written it himself(although I am sure he had a big part in it)!
A Couple quick highlights:
* Urges Congress to pass legislation that prohibits schools from forcing or coercing parents to put their children on drugs and eliminates all funding for government-mandated mental health screening of all children;
There is so much more, read their platform if you dare(but not before bed, it will give you nightmares)!
Is this really what we want for our children? Is this the future we see for our kids? Is this how we will make America a leader in the 21st Century?
I think we all know the answer to these questions!
In 2014, no matter what state you live in, it is absolutely imperative that support of public education has to be a litmus test for politicians you and I support!
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance” Derek Bok.