Want an Education, Run from Louisiana

kukluxklanI hear the voucher program is working really well for Louisiana. The state Supreme court hears the case later this month. Jindal swears to take it all the way to the Supreme Court

Louisiana Education Superintendent John White vowed that state officials will find a way to fund a voucher program next year, regardless of how the state Supreme Court rules on the matter later this month.

Privatize your parochialism–if I lived there I’d be pissed at the waste of tax dollars. Public money for parochialism? Why do they whine against big government but run, lie, and cheat for its money? If they believe in pure capitalism let them raise the funds and create a better private school that attracts students.

Judge Timothy Kelley of State District Court ruled that the way in which the state finances its new voucher program violates the state Constitution, as it relies on money intended in “plain and unambiguous” terms solely for public schools.

Education’s all cultural anyway. There is no one right way to view history. Why even try to be objective. States should be able to raise their children in freedom from facts, uhhh, bias, that is. Bobby Jindal is governor. Remember he was being groomed for Pubcon Prez so watch out. This is what he (and apparently many others) want all of us to know as fact. Let’s look at a few of these facts

Dinosaurs and humans probably hung out…

Dragons were totally real…

God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ…

Africa needs religion…

Slave masters were nice guys…

The KKK was A-OK…

The Great Depression wasn’t as bad as the liberals made it sound…

SCOTUS enslaved fetuses…

The Red Scare isn’t over yet…

Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson were a couple of hacks…

Abstract algebra is too dang complicated…

Gay people “have no more claims to special rights than child molesters or rapists…

Global environmentalists have said and written enough to leave no doubt that their goal is to destroy the prosperous economies of the world’s richest nations…

Globalization is a precursor to rapture…

If this is what Louisianans want why are we preventing god’s will in flooding the state?

Consider the hippie:

Many young people turned to drugs and immoral lifestyles; these youth became known as hippies. They went without bathing, wore dirty, ragged, unconventional clothing, and deliberately broke all codes of politeness or manners. Rock music played an important part in the hippie movement and had great influence over the hippies. Many of the rock musicians they followed belonged to Eastern religious cults or practiced Satan worship.

Oddly, fans in the news articles state merit on both school size and content.

Bob said her son was failing in public school last year, but is making passing grades this year because of more individualized attention, smaller class sizes and more opportunities for tutoring and remediation when he is struggling with subjects.

“I think it’s because of the smaller environment they are in,” Bob said. “I saw an ‘A’ on my child’s report card, and I cried. He just gets so much more help here. They have really given him the opportunity to grow.”

Another parent, Cheryl McDaniel, said her 16-year-old son was a gifted student at a public school, but she felt he was “falling through the cracks” and not being challenged enough. Through the voucher program, she sent him to John Paul the Great Academy in Lafayette this year, where she said he is tackling more challenging assignments and has spoken highly of a less stressful environment.

Seems like the best money spent would be on school reform. More teachers, more attention. Not ghettos of religion, uhhh, education.

Jim Newman. bright and well

www.frontiersofreason.com

 

About Jim Newman

Jim Newman is a philosopher. When I was young I wondered what was the ultimate truth. How should I behave? What makes it all work? I was intensely curious to know what it all means. It was enlightening to realize there is no ultimate truth, but nevertheless sufficient and necessary turth, and that meaning was a meta analysis of living one’s life. In this sense my work has been living large. Living and experiencing life has made me learn many things. Building boats, motors, houses, electronics. Raising animals. Teaching. Writing. Photography. Drawing. Knitting. Sewing. Cooking. Music. Painting. Hiking. Aboriginal living skills. All material aspects of reality that seem irrelevant until you realize they allow you to experience more. My epiphany came when I read Christopher Hitchen’s “Letters to a Young Contrarian” and I felt vindicated in my many meals of sacred cow.
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2 Responses to Want an Education, Run from Louisiana

  1. Andrew Hall says:

    Maybe they’re vying with Mississippi to be the worst state in the union for education?

  2. Lori says:

    Ha! Bob’s son is getting “A”s because he doesn’t have to learn the hard stuff.

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