[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The left is prone to reactionary rhetoric. When a belief system rests upon feelings over thought, rhetoric is vitally important.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Case-in-point: when a Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin proposed some modest, no-brainer school reforms, a Democrat lawmaker showed up to blast the proposals as being akin to child rape and- you guessed it- a racist throwback to Jim Crow-era laws.
When Wisconsin State legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance met, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga, a Republican, offered school reforms that included broadened school choice, a civics exam prior to graduation for students and a provision for Milwaukee’s worst-performing schools to transition to charter or public schools.
State Sen. Lena Taylor, a Democrat, accused Kooyenga as believing himself to be a “great white hope” and blasted the civic exam as similar to Jim Crow laws.
She also claimed,
“For years, individuals who sit on this committee and in this building have known that they have been raping the children of MPS.”
When Kooyenga took issue with the analogy as “sick, absolutely sick,” Taylor replied,
“I get it. The word ‘rape’ sounds offensive, but when you consider the fact that 15 out of 100 kids can read on grade level while $89 million have been skimmed from the education of kids, and that you don’t invest it, in even the crisis areas, who are you fooling?”
The words are highly offensive and the notion is equally so. Children do deserve a quality education, but lavishing more money on a failed system rife with inefficiency and waste with little accountability for standards is certainly not the answer.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]For liberals, school choice is like individual choices to purchase health insurance: we cannot allow people to assess their own needs and provide for themselves as doing so would ensure that few would opt for the government-run trainwrecks that are established when government gets involved in administering a public service.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]