Here’s a cute post from the Flash Report; its a summary of bad bills and good ones (hint: all the bad ones are from Democrats and the good ones from Republicans, in case you were wondering).
FR statehouse writer Meredith Turney penned this ditty:
“These bills are just the tip of the iceberg, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to depress you any more than necessary. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll end on a positive note: SB 1274 by Senator Mark Wyland will require public school students to recite the pledge of allegiance every day. Students would also be required to learn the pledge and national anthem by third grade. With all the communism and other crazy ideas being promoted in our schools, kids will need some patriotism to get them through the dayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦”
More after the flip:
Communism?!! In public schools!?! Written by someone without kids in the public school system. My son studies communism as it related to the Cold War; its called History class.
And what do you know, Music Classes are one of the targets of budget cuts in IUSD; so who’s going to teach these kids to sing the Star Spangled Banner? We’re also eliminating class size reduction in 3rd grade and 9th grade making it harder for kids to learn about the history behind the national anthem.
IUSD released a summary of the cuts; they include reductions in: special education, class size reduction, sports, health clearks, support for larger class sizes. science, art, and music.
My daughter is already lamenting the loss of art class. I’ve told, “Oh honey, you can’t have art class because really rich people need a tax loophole for their luxury boats.”