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Just a reminder that today is your chance, if you live in the 7th District (Grundy, Linn, Livingston counties) to voice your opinion about the current Education  Appropriations Committee Chairman who is your state representative.  You remember Representative Mike Lair, who put an $8 line item into the budget for tin foil this last session? Today he has a Republican challenger, Dennis McDonald.

From my February 19th post Missouri Budget Amendment for Tin Foil Hats

The Kansas City Star reported that the House Appropriations committee approved an amendment for $8 for tin foil in next year’s Education Budget.  The money was to be used for “two rolls of high density aluminum to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology.”  The proud sponsor of this insulting amendment was Representative Mike Lair of the 7th district. It was added to make a point that “some lawmakers aren’t too pleased by what they consider to be paranoia about new Common Core standards for public schools,” according to the Star.

If you want someone with that attitude about common core to continue to represent you then go ahead and vote for the incumbent with name recognition. If you are tired of being treated like a second class citizen, then vote for someone else.

Anne Gassel

Anne has been writing on MEW since 2012 and has been a citizen lobbyist on Common Core since 2013. Some day she would like to see a national Hippocratic oath for educators “I will remember that there is an art to teaching as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy and understanding are sometimes more important than policy or what the data say. My first priority is to do no harm to the children entrusted to my temporary care.”

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