January 22, 2008

Kory Nelson Was Unimpressed

The Rocky Mountain News has a web only takedown of one line on education in Bill Ritter's State of the State address:

"I am proposing that we establish policies that assume all students have the potential to succeed in college and that we prepare them accordingly.”
Nelson proceeded to make observations that almost anyone knowledgable in the field of education could have made. One wonders why Bill Ritter is so clueless on the matter.

Nelson wrote a long essay well worth reading, but sometimes the comments are equally useful and interesting. Here is one:

It's increasingly obvious that CO elected a dunce--Bill Ritter--and that his blizzard of Blue Ribbon Commissions are going to produce nothing more than $3.1 billion in annual tax and fee hikes ($650 for every man, woman and child in the state) for the taxpayers--just as we are on the cusp of economic recession that requires tax cuts and not hikes. Ritter seems to be totally vacant of any original ideas and wants to govern by unaccountable committees and commissions, the membership of which didn't receive one single vote. That's not leadership, that's followship.

I hope CO voters r-e-c-a-l-l Gray Davis of California and what the citizens ultimately did to him as he fell further and further out of touch with reality.

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