I have been working long hours at the job these past few weeks. I have had two projects going on simultaneously and have about completed them. This has kept me rather busy, so I have taken no time to write here lately.
One thing that I encourage all people to do is to check out the voters guide for the upcoming primary election next month. The N&O has a section for candidate biographies.
I have been seeing campaign signs around the county as I go about my business. One sign bothers me. I believe that it is Butler Hall's sign that says "It's ALL about the kids". He is running for school board. No, sir, it is NOT all about the kids. It is about society having educated people. It is about taxpayers not being duped into an inferior education that we pay far more money for than we used to. It is about not squandering tax dollars to produce stupid children. It is about getting what we are paying for. It is about not allowing the government run school to become a nanny or babysitter but rather be an educator. It is about not indoctrinating children into socialist principles that have been failures everywhere they have been tried. It is about not allowing sin to be taught as normality in our schools. It is about being prudent with the money and responsibilities for which you are charged. It is about the benefit to the community of having an educated populace. It is certainly not "ALL about the kids". I am so tired of that mantra being used as an excuse to ram an agenda through. For that same reason, we got a lottery passed, have been putting up with "smaller class size" falsehoods, and burdened with high administrative costs that eat away at the quality and budgets we expect for education. I hate that irresponsible garbage.
Here is another example found in Larry Strickland's online profile: "If your campaign had a theme song, what would it be? “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston. The song’s theme centers on the fact that children are our future." In the profile for NAALCP member Dorothy Johnson, I found this: "If your campaign had a theme song, what would it be? “Children are #1. Teach them, guide them, protect them along the way.”
Are we going to elect people to the Board of Education or the Board of Children? There is a difference. Please...enough already. It makes me want to puke.