Thursday, March 06, 2008

Shaughnessy Spins The Roulette Wheel

Senator Tim Shaughnessy stopped to explain his vote against the SB 1 education reform bill by making an odd comparison that defines the opposition to improvement of public education in this state.

"This is a gambling bill," Shaughnessy said. By that he meant changing from the familiar course would present too much risk.

Nonsense. Depending on the education bureaucracy to operate with little real accountability and putting them in charge of administering the state's method of tracking their efforts would never be tolerated in the real world and should not be supported by taxpayers.

Senate Bill 1 just passed out of the Senate Education Committee on a party-line vote.