Thursday, January 8, 2009

What The Hell is Wrong With Schwarzenegger?


As I wrote in my Facebook status update a few days ago, in a lame attempt to reduce California's unbelievable $41B (Yeah, that's a B), The Governator is proposing a shortening of the school year. Instead of 180 days, kids would be in school 175. This means five more days to go find some weed and hang in the streets. Five more days to sit in front of the Playstation. Five more days to not learn about how to be president one day.

I expect a lot of asinine behavior from politicians, but this move just boggles the mind. We should be lengthening the school year, not shortening it (India and China both have longer school years than we do). Seriously, let's lop off a piece of the state and give it back to Mexico if we need to save money on overhead. But cutting classroom time, especially in a state where education is in crisis mode? This jerk should be fired, if not deported.

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3 comments:

ActsofFaithBlog said...

But Raymond he was an unqualified actor who used his Republican strategists and movie star status to hoodwink a lot of voters who couldn't see the forest for the trees. We had Gov. Davis trying to get millions back from Enron and he got the shaft - not that he was entirely squeeky clean himself, but at least he'd held political office. Being married to a Kennedy and having money does not mean you know how to run gov't. He has such contempt for the working class and a lot of them are suffering now. It's hard for me to have sympathy for them though because they put him in office. It's only Northern Cali (where I live) that we had the blinders off. Of course I make no excuses for the idiots that put Gavin Newsom in office but take some comfort in knowing that his win was a close call. His support of gay marriage was political posturing to keep his office from a mounting recall. Now he's just shot himself in the foot for probably the next 10 years if he thinks he can mount a successful run for Gov.

DJ Oso Fresh said...

I'm a Social Worker . . . WE NEED TO CUT WELFARE IN HALF!!!

I could argue for days on why. . .


but eh . . .

who would listen?

Sue Jacquette said...

Newsflash: Obama is calling for MORE school, not less. Here's what he said in a Chicago inner city school, "Kids in a lot of other countries go to school more than kids here in the United States. And so one of the things that I think we're going to be talking about is whether or not we should have longer school days, maybe with more breaks. You know whether or not the summer months should be shorter or longer. I haven't made any decisions."