These are the people who are think they are ready to lead our great state's school districts and decide our curriculum! But wait! There is more!
Thombs, self-described on her Twitter page as an “international evangelist” and real estate agent, saved worse scorn for Tea Party challenger Eric Mahroum....she said in an accusatory tone, “He was — a Chuck E. Cheese manager!” [ed note: you stay classy, Thombs. readers will be pleased to know the crowd booed her for being so freaking tacky]...She went on: “We know we didn't come from monkeys!” [yawn...religious fanatics who are anti-science...that is novel]...Thombs’ website made its debut last week. She wrote that she’s running to fight — her spellings — “adgendas and ideoligies.” That was right after the part about teaching the basics. Parents are “criticle,” she wrote, and she’s an “advicate” and “expereinced.” She summed up her “Mission and Issues” as to “stem the tide of our best and brightest teachers leaving the classroom to pursue other carriers, because they can no longer live with the policies and mandates they no are harmful to their students.” (Some but not all of the spelling problems have been corrected.)
Today’s Lesson is 50-49 = 1 Texas+Infinity Freedom
[from the SBOE contender in the comments section]:
Of course, the issue of independence has little to do with the SBOE, save that I will fight against any and all efforts to further federalize the Texas education system, particularly stealth implementation of the Common Core Standards.
You progressives have been in charge of the public education system for 45 years now … and Johnny can’t read.TFN did a great job of responding in this complete fallacy (that progressives have been leading Texas or our education system. And what the heck about Johnny can't read?! whatever) in the comments section. I particularly appreciated this quote: "I’ll humbly encourage you to get out and talk to classroom teachers. You’ll likely discover that much of what you read from hair-on-fire bloggers and assorted political activists about things like “Project Based Learning” and CSCOPE is nonsense."
Amen. I mean, imagine that? A board member who is actively engaging with classroom teachers. Thankfully many of the members who actually do get elected (versus merely try to get elected) actually do this.