A whole new meaning to the term school choice

Where on earth does the GOP find these goobers?

A Republican lawmaker in Utah outlined a proposal last week to abolish compulsory education in the state.

State Sen. Aaron Osmond (R) argued that certain “parents act as if
the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is
primarily the responsibility of the public school system.”

“As a result, our teachers and schools have been forced to become
surrogate parents, expected to do everything from behavioral counseling,
to providing adequate nutrition, to teaching sex education, as well as
ensuring full college and career readiness,” he wrote in a post on the state senate’s blog.

Osmond told the Deseret News that he wants the public to view education as an opportunity rather than a requirement.

“Let’s let them choose it, let’s not force them to do it,” Osmond said.

I wonder what Donny, Marie and little Jimmy Osmond think of this? I wonder if Aaron Osmond fell off the polygamy truck or something. It’s certainly a novel way to cut public spending on education…

Forced education sounds like something that over-educated, Kenyan Mau-mau, Nazi, Marxist President is in favor of. Erring Osmond makes school sound like a FEMA labor camp instead of something vital to our continuing existence as a civilized society. Of course, radical “libertarians” such as this bozo think life should imitate Lord Of The Flies.

7 thoughts on “A whole new meaning to the term school choice

  1. gratuitous says:

    It takes an uncommon mind to come up with a solution like this. Compulsory public education might be the remedy for this kind of “thinking”.

  2. adrastos says:

    I bet he believes in corporal punishment. He oughta spank himself.

  3. Sounds like an idea Bobby Jindal could love.

  4. MichaelF says:

    Because it’s Utah, a small part of me wouldn’t mind — to hell with the Bible and Book of Mormon thumpers. But of course it wouldn’t stop there. Something tells me it would become another bullet point in ALEC’s Hey-let’s-return-to-the-Dark-Ages agenda.
    If I rmember right, Alabama’s state constitution explicitly says you’ve got no right to a public education. Which goes a long way in explaining Alabama.
    A while back I went to an exhibit at the Louisiana Museum focusing on “Old South Baton Rouge,” which was — and still is, of course — a largely black neighborhood. One small display case had some dentists’ tools and mentioned the very small number of dentists serving the area was likely because the closest dental college accepting black students was in Washington DC.
    I’m guessing other professional institutions were likewise few and far between. And, of course, even if higher education is available (e.g., Southern University), it doesn’t do much good if primary education is limited or non-existent.
    Something else tells me that all this anti-public education nonsense probably began in earnest around…1954…well, except for maybe Alabama, where it might’ve begun even sooner.

  5. montag says:

    Actually, ol’ Aaron is probably setting the stage for introduction of a new ALEC bill, and he’s probably a member of ALEC. (Heh. ALEC has reimbursed him for travel.)

  6. pansypoo says:

    the font of stupid is inexhaustible.

  7. Athenae says:

    It’s funny he pities the teachers so much, since he’s trying to put them all out of work.
    What a goddamn nitwit. “Parents” (by which he means minority parents, let’s not mistake this) do not want schools to raise their children. Parents are doing their best in an economy that is still melting down, and somebody somewhere said why not feed the kids lunch, and parents said okay, because at least then my kid gets a meal, and that’s it. That’s the extent of this horrible government dependence we are nurturing or whatever the fuck.
    There are not enough things to throw at the wall today.
    A.

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