Gosh, truckingal, what good will reading, writing and 'rithmetic do the kids if the oceans are rising, storms are getting more violent, the poles are melting, and the Polar bears are dying?? Once we have this climate thing under control, the kids (by then oldsters) can return to school and learn those basics. Assuming the teachers who are then graduating have mastered any of those subjects. By then McDonalds will be allowing their employees to take sabbaticals, I'm sure, so they'll have the time.
Especially encouraging is the fact that the kids, having been propagandized, are then instructed to lobby our government for... whatever. Obama and ACORN could wish for no more than that. Hopefully the kids will learn to actively protest, too, perhaps by watching video from the '60s showing mindless crowds destroying private property in the name of "peace." Some of them can be trained to hang around outside polling places brandishing billy clubs in order to be sure that the voters vote "right."
Yes, we should definitely pour more dollars into our education system so that the kids can learn to accept a much less comfortable lifestyle than their [greedy, self-indulgent] parents enjoyed before the primacy of the collective became the law of the land.
And yes, I'm being facetious. It would be very nice if teachers put as much energy into teaching kids to read as they do teaching them environmental correctness. Maybe it's time to investigate what's being emphasized in our schools of education.
rayuhl: You are a breath of fresh air in the mist of a dust storm. I agree with you and support this bill.
I wonder if the Senator will be as proud when the first kid buys it while checking air in the tires on buses.....