When the Florida commissioner of education, who is appointed, not elected, tells a room full of hundreds of elected school board members to basically stop questioning the testing regime and to do as we are told, something is terribly wrong with the balance of power and I honestly feel is a significant challenge to democracy. -- Citrus Cty. Chronicle. Pat is a member of the Citrus County School Board. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida T-Party Gov. Rick Scott
"Parents and taxpayers expect measurement. We've got to measure, we've got to find out who the best schools are. We have to have a good measurement system, but we have to make sure we don't have too much of it." -- Tampa Bay Times
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie today called for the privatization of the Higgs boson. “Binding the earth together is something that could be handled much more efficiently by the for-profit sector,” the Republican governor and deeply available vice-presidential prospect said. “Auctioning off the rights to the Higgs boson will create American jobs and balance American budgets.” --NYT, Our Political Black HoleValerie Strauss
Yes, you read that right. The [Texas GOP] party opposes the teaching of “higher order thinking skills” because it believes the purpose is to challenge a student’s “fixed beliefs” and undermine “parental authority.” -- WaPo Answer Sheet