Monday, May 1, 2017

Wisconsin Governor Walker Wants Future Wisconsonites to be Just As Stupid as He Is

Proposes Eliminating Minimum School Hours

It's hard for conservatives to come up with even worse ideas than they already have, but in Wisconsin their Governor has risen to the challenge.

"If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has his way, the Badger State will become the first to stop requiring students in public schools to spend a minimum number of hours in class.
A proposal in Walker’s new budget plan calls for ending the state’s current minimum requirements — 437 hours for kindergarten, 1,050 hours for elementary schools and 1,137 hours for secondary schools —  and allowing school districts to do what they want in terms of seat hours for students."

Yes, everyone knows that more schooling is necessary in a tech crazed world.

"Walker’s proposal is in direct opposition to what has been an attempt in recent years by policymakers to expand instructional time in public schools. The Obama administration encouraged schools to add instructional time, with then-President Barack Obama saying in 2009:
We can no longer afford an academic calendar designed for when America was a nation of farmers who needed their children at home plowing the land at the end of each day. That calendar may have once made sense, but today it puts us at a competitive disadvantage. Our children — listen to this — our children spend over a month less in school than children in South Korea — every year. That’s no way to prepare them for a 21st century economy. That’s why I’m calling for us … to rethink the school day to incorporate more time -— whether during the summer or through expanded-day programs for children who need it.
But it is in line with thinking of school reformers, such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who are pushing school choice as a top educational priority. "

Yeah, we all thought Bets would turn up here. The Secretary of Education pushing for less education.  Welcome to Trumpworld, brought to you by the Idiotcracy Wing of the Republican party.

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