Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tough week

...for education in Tennessee. The same week the Board of Education proposes bringing back being able to reprimand teachers for actions taken outside of school (and you wondered why teachers fought for tenure?), members of the Tea Party, as part of their proposals--sorry, demands--to the state Legislature, said that the group wants to address:
an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.
(more here)
I think Molly Ivins said it best: "It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America." There's a reason why there's a three-fifths compromise in the Constitution and it wasn't due to make-believe.

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