This article was one small step away from The Onion material. How people can be so paranoid, ignorant and short-sighted boggles my mind.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
Sen. Al Melvin, R-Tucson, who championed SB 1310, said he does not doubt that the concept of some nationally recognized standards started out as a “pretty admirable pursuit by the private sector and governors.”
“It got hijacked by Washington, by the federal government,” he said. And Melvin, a candidate for governor, said that “as a conservative Reagan Republican I’m suspect about the U.S. Department of Education in general, but also any standards that are coming out of that department.”
So he hates it because it comes from the current administration? They can do nothing right so reject everything out of hand? That’s his reasoning?!?! Oh, wait…
“some of the reading material is borderline pornographic.” And he said the program uses “fuzzy math,” substituting letters for numbers in some examples.
Wonder if it’s biology or literature that is pornographic? Algebra is a no-no? Who knew? What absurdity. Arizona GOP, this guy could not graduate high school today and you ELECTED him? Shame on you.
Those against computers in the classroom say the Common Core “indoctrinated of the concepts of global warming, evolution, defaming the founders.” Yep, they got a good education, I see…
You know what? We can’t make this kind of ridiculousness up. Astounding. Epic fail for this state which also passed a discriminatory anti-gay law.