In California, GOP congressional candidate David Harmer wants to eliminate public education.
It's fairly common for conservative political candidates to support eliminating the federal Department of Education. But in California, tea party darling and congressional candidate David Harmer has gone further. He's advocated eliminating public schools entirely and returning education to "the way things worked through the first century of American nationhood," when educational opportunities for poor people, African-Americans, women, the disabled, and others were, to say the least, extremely limited.
Harmer, the son of former California Lt. Gov. John Harmer, could soon be taking his anti-public school views to Washington. Nate Silver, the New York Times' polling guru, gives Harmer a54.7 percent chance of ousting two-term Democrat Jerry McNerney in California's 11th Congressional District. So far, Harmer's views on education haven
Answer by thatgirl70 at 1:32 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
I mean is he really saying that poor, African-American, women, disabled, etc., shouldn't be allowed an education? What a douche.
No, he is NOT saying that he is saying that the PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUCK and they need to be done away with. The whole poor, black, women, disabled is from the early 1900s when they didn't get an education. He did not say poor, blacks and women did need an education.
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