27 November 2009

Glenn Grothman: wrong for opposing improved education.

If there's a wy to improve education, Glenn's agin' it.

From : The Badger Herald: Obama to focus on math, science education

Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, said Obama’s education reforms show he has not considered the U.S. Constitution while making policy.

“Under our U.S. Constitution, it is not the business of the federal government to get involved in K-12 education,” Grothman said. “And it is appalling that for the second administration in a row, we have a president who has no respect for our Constitution.”

Grothman also said he plans to reintroduce a bill that will eliminate calculators from elementary math education, saying they have become a “crutch” which prevent American students from competing with international students.

Those international students are, of course, using calculators and, had he read his history more closely, Glenn would have noticed that the whole States Rights question was settled in 1865.

But it has been sublimely satisfying to watch Glenn turn on the Bush Presidency.



kevin scheunemann said...


So you agree that some bureaucrat in Washington DC should hold the purse strings to education?

Are local officials too "country bumkin" to decide how to run their own local schools?

Glen did criticize the Bush administration too.

Doesn't Glen criticizing a Republican Administration make you slightly giddy?

Mpeterson said...

Grin, quit teasing Kevin. So you must support letting Southern high schools keep blacks out and that the right of the Grantsburg WI school district to teach creationism in biology classes?

And Glen's criticizing the Bushies -- plus his latest threat to vote in favor of medical marijuana -- actually brings a tear of joy to my eye.

kevin scheunemann said...

Which southern high schools keep "blacks" out?

So the Grantsburg, WI school district can't make its own decisions?

Do you know who had an effective central policy control education system? The Soviet Union. Hardly a model of a free society.

What happens if Washington DC proves evolution is bad science, like global warming, and mandates Creationism to be preached from DC?

Wouldn't you be re-visiting the states right's issue too?

I'm glad to see you are close to writing a campaign contribution to Glen. Do you need a stamp?

Mpeterson said...