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Wed Apr 2, 2014, 08:38 PM

Greg Abbott's Education Plan: Teach the Best and Shoot the Rest

By Carol Morgan

In Abbott’s case, familiarity breeds contempt. The more we get to know him, the less we like him.

It wasn’t enough that he deemed early childhood education a “waste”. It wasn’t enough that he wants to test four-year-olds, despite the fact that it goes against all scientific study of the developing brain. Instead of expanding access to state-funded early childhood programs, he proposes money to be assigned only to those preschoolers who “deserve” it, based upon rigorous testing. Totally without shame, he defends the state's $200 million in cuts to its early childhood program, despite the plethora of academic research (342 million scholarly articles) proving that early childhood education works.

We should shorten Abbott’s plan to a simple understandable phrase that summarizes its underlying principle: Teach the best and shoot the rest.

If a child fails to show potential at age three or four, then they deserve to be hurled into the great pile of disposable castoffs. At four, Texas politicians and primarily, the testing lobbyists, will decide their future for them. At age four, we will relegate them in advance for a career in shoveling gravel on a hot highway, cleaning houses, mowing yards, or picking crops in South Texas.


The complete blog is at http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/carol-morgan/2014-04-02/greg-abbotts-education-plan-teach-best-and-shoot-rest .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 09:55 PM

1. Why do I think that test will have something to do with how may cubits it takes to build an arc?

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Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:45 AM

3. Extended Education: Extending the learning objectives from Vacation Bible School into

the Public School curriculum, like Private schools are already doing. So if the child does not have someone to pick them up at the end of the morning and does not accept the Bible objectives then they need to be separated out, according to Abbott's egotistical one-sided thinking.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:38 AM

2. Abbott is irritating more and more people with his outlandish one-sided thinking and speeches.

He is out of touch with many Texans.

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