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Friday, May 06, 2022

Following Alito's reasoning on Roe, public schools aren't in the Constitution -- and Republicans are now salivating.

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This conservative SC that is willing to "burn it all down"* is a dream come true for the radical rightwing of the Republican party:

As Kathryn Joyce has extensively reported for Salon, the long term goal of the radical right " of which Abbott has strenuously tried to demonstrate he is a member " has been the total destruction of public education. It makes sense, of course, that the same people who think that government should play no role in providing health care also object to the government providing education. Those cards have been traditionally held close to the chest, concealed by stalking horses such as "charter schools." But lately, more conservatives have been forthright about their ideological opposition to the concept of public education.

Just last week, Fox News host Lisa Kennedy argued that another Supreme Court case challenging the secularism of public schools offers an opportunity to "rethink whether or not we have public schools." She added, "Maybe we should not have the government involved in education at all." And, as Joyce reported last week:

In 2021, Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran declared that Republicans would win the political "war" in education, while sketching out a plan to lure so many students out of public schools that the damage to the system would be permanent. This month, Chris Rufo, the Manhattan Institute fellow who turned "critical race theory" into an amazingly effective political scapegoat, bluntly explained that "to get universal school choice you really need to operate from a premise of universal public school distrust."


*SAMUEL ALITO'S ROE MESSAGE IS CLEAR: THIS SUPREME COURT IS READY TO BURN IT ALL DOWN
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#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-05-05 09:27 PM | Reply

We deserve it all.

#2 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-05-06 01:28 AM | Reply

Republicans have already painted all teachers as pedophiles.

Dumb people are easier to control.

Do you want your taxes paying for "other people"?

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-06 01:37 AM | Reply

Greg Abbott Reveals the GOP's Plan After Killing Roe v. Wade: Killing Public Education
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#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-06 06:05 AM | Reply

"They don't want a population capable of critical thinking, they want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation."

George Carlin

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-05-06 08:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Not a peep from the Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents.

Just tacit approval.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-06 09:37 AM | Reply

Well duh. Dummer citizens vote republican. They can save money and create more republican voting morons all at once.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-06 12:13 PM | Reply

"They don't want a population capable of critical thinking, they want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation."

George Carlin

#5 | Posted by Nixon

Lately even dems have been echoing this stupid short term thinking - "not everyone needs to go to college. Just go learn a trade"

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-06 12:14 PM | Reply

#8 Not everyone is suited for college. Not everyone can be a nuerosurgeon. The world needs plumbers and electricians too. If you are skilled in those trades you can build a decent life and business.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-05-06 12:47 PM | Reply

I'm sure the school prayer ruling will go in favor of the Christofascists so it's clear where this is going.

In 5 years the only schools available in some states will be overtly Chreestian charter or private school that will teach a very narrow flavor of Sky Daddy myths where a parent won't have any ability to object to what's being taught without risking a lawsuit for infringing on the religious nutjob teacher's rights.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-06 01:07 PM | Reply

Lately even dems have been echoing this stupid short term thinking

Except it's not stupid or short term.

The overemphasis on college and college only is detrimental.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-06 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What's wrong with being an electrician?

#12 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-06 04:52 PM | Reply

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Rein yerself in, dude...yer goin' off th' fuggin deep end...

#13 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-05-06 05:46 PM | Reply

Qualified immunity isn't in the Constitution either. Let's get rid of that.

#14 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-05-06 07:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Dotard and the GQP love the poorly educated, they are more likely to believe in conspiracies and the supernatural, get their "news" from sources like Faux, FB, and RT, and vote Republicon. They are also much easier for the Talibaptists to control.

#15 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2022-05-07 12:09 PM | Reply

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