Just in time for the end of his SBOE career, Texas' moron du jour Don McLeroy is profiled in this piece in the Times. Unlike the mealy-mouthed faux journalism of the US, where everyone is expected to play nice and all views no matter how foolish are to be accorded "respect," McLeroy here is unambiguously painted as a pants-on-head ignorant ideologue openly attempting to politicize education. Just another reason to be grateful he's been shown the door.
"I love science," he protests. Of course you do, Mac. Like priests love kids.
Good riddance. It's a pity the newspaper only criticized him *after* he was about to leave. It would be nice if these newspapers grew a pair and told the blunt truth a lot more often. (Perhaps they are afraid of legal repercussions).ReplyDelete
"Don McLeroy, the dentist who wants to drill pupils in Creationism"ReplyDelete
Wow. What a spectacular headline (and an almost but not quite double etendre).
Anyways, this was a new, and incredibly angering/saddening tidbit:
"The Civil Rights movement will still be taught but students will also be asked to consider its “unintended consequences”"
I'm not in America, as I live in Canada, and all I keep thinking is, what the hell's going on down there? How can they get away with this?
They shouldn't be afraid to criticized these anti-education and anti-science idiots.ReplyDelete
Somebody's gotta stand up to those experts!ReplyDelete
This may be surprising to you Yanks, but in some places, education standards are actually made by teachers. And the science standards (for example) are made by science teachers, with other subjects' standards being made by teachers in that field. And they don't allow the members of their public education board to be chosen by an ignorant and partisan public.ReplyDelete
That's the problem with your US-style democracy, where everybody from district attorneys to boards of education are elected by said ignorant and partisan public. Perhaps the good dentist should be examining the "unintended consequences" of a rabid democracy gone mad. That consequence is that even the uninformed get a say on every issue and public position.
Quote: Good riddance. It's a pity the newspaper only criticized him *after* he was about to leave. It would be nice if these newspapers grew a pair and told the blunt truth a lot more often. (Perhaps they are afraid of legal repercussions). <quoteReplyDelete
Or perhaps british newspapers aren't all that focused on the US, because, you know there is a lot happening in Europe as well.
"Or perhaps british newspapers aren't all that focused on the US, because, you know there is a lot happening in Europe as well."ReplyDelete
I'm frankly ashamed of the British papers turning down an opportunity to make my country look ridiculous!