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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

That damned School

What's Mallard raving about today?

Speech, Congress, Schools

Careful, Mallard...the 1% do not like to be challenged by their water carriers.


Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

Better be careful, Congressperson Strawperson! Being a Tinsley character, whenever you point a finger at someone else, you're pointing somewhere between three and six fingers at yourself.

Frank Stone said...

Wait -- so now Mallard/Brucie, who despises public education (and education in general), is actually complaining about how rich people get to send their kids to private school while everyone else is stuck with public school? Like the disparity is somehow unfair??


And I was going to express a slight bit of surprise that Brucie is spending more than one day gnawing on this crumbly, dried-out bone, but then I remembered that he just did a week of "They turned Green Lantern into a homo faggot!!!"

CW in LA said...

I see Mallard is still rocking the new DTs-friendly 'do.

DiR said...

Why does Comrade Tinsley hate the free market so much?

CW in LA said...

Oh, and how many teabagging wingnut congresspersons brainwash, I mean home school, their own kids, like the Santora? I'm sure those graduates end up being just incredibly well-spoken.

rewinn said...

Is Tinshley suggesting Congress should fund public schools as well as private schools are funded?

Cuz ya know I'm o.k. with that. We might have to cut back on bombing Asian peasants and subsidizing our gazillionaires tho.

Rootbeer said...

No, he's suggesting that the government should take all the money they're spending on public education and convert it to vouchers that parents can spend at the for-profit private school of their choice.

I suppose I should put 'school' in scare quotes here, because places where non-accredited teachers give children instruction in Bible Science and Homophobia are not schools. And scare me.

Tog said...

Education, you say?

"Nope, the real zinger of the 2012 GOP platform is what appears to be a declaration of war on rational thought itself:

'We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.'

"Now, despite the ample circumstantial evidence found throughout Texas politics, this plank does not really represent an all-out assault on logic. Rather, it’s an enthusiastic reacharound to the paranoid anti-secularism wing of the Christian Right, which has a long history of paranoid freakouts over the thought that children might be encouraged to question anything said by a parent, pastor, or other legitimate authority figure (a category which does not include foreign-born Preznits, of course). So the paranoid anti-secularism wing of the Religious Right doesn’t oppose ALL 'critical thinking'; in fact, it’s very much in favor of critical thinking as long as such thinking leads to the correct conclusions."

If he were to ever bother reading that, Bruce Tinsley would wonder what the problem was.