20th 2011
Education: too valuable to waste on non-voting unproductive non-taxpayers

Posted under: American history, childhood, class, local news, students, wankers

Once again, something that would be a funny Onion parody, except that it’s on the level (h/t Tom at Romantoes.) And the “funny” thing here in Colorado is that it’s the Democratic Governor who has proposed slashing the K-12 budget! (Then again, he’s taking a much smaller whack out of the higher education budget, which has been the unencumbered piggybank the state’s been raiding for the past three years. That’s what counts as “good news” these days, I guess.)


11 Responses to “Education: too valuable to waste on non-voting unproductive non-taxpayers”

  1. jgolden08 on 20 Apr 2011 at 6:03 am #

    Great plan! And not only should we not fund schools, we should just put kids to work–as this Maine proposal seems to suggest:

    I’m shopping an editorial about our new America–less school, more work at less than minimum wage: great plan!

  2. rustonite on 20 Apr 2011 at 8:55 am #

    and then, with kids working at less than the minimum wage, that will bring their parents’ wages down, increasing profits and further depressing the economy! yay!

  3. Historiann on 20 Apr 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Looking at that video and the last few days’ posts, it seems like this blog has taken a Dickensian turn.

  4. Indyanna on 20 Apr 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Once we de-fund EPA, there’ll be plenty of good, low-paying jobs for these kids in the only half-extracted bituminous mines that we can un-shutter after a shameful generation of regulatory terror. If they can actually *read*, then we’ll have to move all of the OSHA notices higher on the shaft wall, say about to the 7-8 foot level. Until we can defund OSHA.

  5. Tom on 20 Apr 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Thanks for posting this, Historiann! It was a real delight to see this commercial on our television this morning, and I thought you’d enjoy it!

  6. joellecid on 20 Apr 2011 at 11:43 am #

    So let’s just agree. We’ll defund education, close all of the failing schools, and send our kids back to work where they belong! Traditional values — at least those pesky nineteenth-century ones — will once again hold sway. Do people really want this?

  7. Historiann on 20 Apr 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Hi, joellecid–yeah, I’ve never really understood why people romanticize the past, and in particular, Victorian Values. “Industrial pollution AND slavery TOO? Hooray!”

  8. koshem bos on 20 Apr 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Slavery is already at the door. We still have some education but in good time we will see history marching backwards on YouTube. Almost forget, wolf and sheep will love each other forever.

  9. rustonite on 20 Apr 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    let’s not forget Victorian sexual values. Watch for diagnoses of hysteria to increase.

  10. anonymous on 20 Apr 2011 at 12:50 pm #


    Hey look! It’s women’s history! In the New York Times!


  11. onebadbint on 22 Apr 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Off-topic — this link is to before-and-after retouching pinup images of the kind you use:

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