LOUISIANA GOVERNOR LEADS EFFORT AGAINST COMMON CORE
We continue to follow the career of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with interest … especially as his name keeps getting bandied about as a possible 2016 presidential candidate.
Obviously we don’t appreciate Jindal’s support for crony capitalist S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley … nor do we like the fact that his former health czar is helping Haley oversee a massive Medicaid expansion in the Palmetto State.
But he has been an aggressive opponent of federal intervention in education … which is something we appreciate.
Specifically, Jindal has been unflinching in his support for parental choice – even when the Eric Holder‘s Department of Justice (USDOJ) sought to attack it in Louisiana. Jindal has called choice a “moral imperative,” and ripped Barack Obama and his administration for “putting the needs of government unions over the needs of our children.”
This week Jindal is at it again, filing a lawsuit against the federal government over its invasive “Common Core” education standards.
“The federal government has hijacked and destroyed the Common Core initiative,” Jindal said. “Common Core is the latest effort by big government disciples to strip away state rights and put Washington, D.C. in control of everything. What started out as an innovative idea to create a set of base-line standards that could be ‘voluntarily’ used by the states has turned into a scheme by the federal government to nationalize curriculum.”
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The only way America is ever going to reverse its steady decline in academic outcomes is to allow the power of the marketplace – not the perpetual inefficiency and incompetence of government – to hold sway.
Jindal understands that … Obama and Holder (and Haley) don’t.
The clock is ticking. September 1 will be here Monday. Got to pay that mortgage. Howie, please send your check soon.
Howard Rich and the Koch bros. are willing to put their money where their mouth is. More power to them , they are great Americans. Why do you libturds always attack them when your guy Soros , the most evil one human being on the planet ,always gets a free pass ?
Spoken like a true Rogue. One who can’t get enough Koch. Thank you, oh greatest Americans ever. You should get into politics. All that Koch sucking might actually get you paid. Why do it for free, right?
Gotta love the classic retort of “But dem libruls give Soros a pass!”
Lots of liberals actually support publicly funded elections.
“Howard Rich and the Koch brothers are great Americans, they should be allowed to spend their wealth however they want.”
“Damn you evil bastards, George Soros and Warren Buffett, stop spending your wealth on influencing our politics!”
Rather than play your batshit crazy game of “good bribe, bad bribe” I’d rather have a system that reduces bribery to zero.
From what I have seen of Jindal , he looks like the real deal. A strong conservative with the intestinal fortitude to stand up to both the establishment and Washington. Time will tell if he is ready for prime time but so far so good.
Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha!! Are you serious?
If by “real” you mean a “real” fucking idiot I would agree. Just because brain dead retards in Louisiana are stupid enough to vote for that idiot doesn’t mean anyone else will.
One look backward at his “Kenny the intern” speech after the State Of The Union and that dumbshit is toast.
Now that’s funny! You’re kidding, right? Can Elephants have mad cow disease?
It’s called Pissed Off Packaderm .
lol. Nice one!
Never happen. The FBI has been raiding the charter schools that do exist because they are using the money as their own private slush fund. Google “FBI raiding charter schools”. There are dozens that have been raided and many arrested. These crooks think like you and Rich. They think once they get control of public schools all that government money will be there for them to skim off what they want. They jumped the shark and now the feds are onto their scam.
“using the money as their own private slush fund”
BURY YOU HEAD IN THE SAND if YOU WANT.
Nationwide, Charters Schools Spend $1,800 Less Per Student
Nhttps://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2011/12/05/nationwide-charters-schools-spend-1800-less-per-student/ationwide, Charters Schools Spend $1800 Less Per Student
Stat elsewhere thumper. Trolls are a dime a dozen.
“Trolls are a dime a dozen.”
Unless they are being bought by the government. In which case they would cost $2.50 each.
That’s all they’re paying you?
Jindal is a joke, a lightweight. Everybody in Louisiana knows that. The rest of the country will just have to find out.
I don’t think everybody in Louisiana knows it, he was elected in 2007 with 54% of the vote and re-elected in 2011 with nearly 66% of the vote. Looks like the only ones that think he’s a joke is a small number of losers.
The 2011 election was an anomaly because the Democratic party barely exists in Louisiana and there was no opponent to speak of, which drove the turnout to unusually low levels. The small number of losers you speak of include a fair number of Republicans, who have had it with this guy. And if you want to talk about losers, check Jindal’s standings in every 2016 Republican poll thus far. He is always dead last in a field of ten, except when he is occasionally second to last in a field of eleven or twelve.
Usually a strong incumbent won’t attract opponents.
Yep, I’ll have tea please.
“…the Democratic party barely exists in Louisiana…” Really? Mary Landrieu has been there since 1996! How has she survived if there is no Democratic party in Louisiana?
Isn’t that similar to how Nikki Haley got elected in SC ? AKA, a hoard of dumbass voters that vote for whoever is the party’s nominee ?
Oh please, please, please let the Republicans run this goof in 2016. Even better throw Nikki on the ballot for VP.
Jindal and Common Core. He was for it before he was against it. Where have I heard that before?
He was for it before it became a federal program. It started with the National Governors Association.
He was for it before it became a whipping boy for Republican “wingnuts” thereby threatening his political ambitions.