And Here I Thought That Louie Gohmert Was the Most Ridiculous Congressman from Texas
As we confront the challenges to public education that focus only on its failings, it is extremely important that we recognize who is leveling the criticisms and why. In many instances, the fact that public education has become a target reveals more about the political ideologies and the personal obsessions of those attacking it than the actual, complex issues that we face. At the very least, we need to be willing to point out the ways in which such politicians have undermined their own public credibility and, by extension, the credibility of the political positions that they support.
Allen West and Joe Walsh have been defeated in their re-election bids, and Michelle Bachmann has announced her retirement. But the Far Right seems to have no lack of very strange characters who are all too willing to fill any openings in the public air space with some of the most outrageous…
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