Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Does education matter?

Bend's Republican representative in the Oregon House, Jason Conger, has shown that he doesn't care about public education.

Why should he? He, or most likely his wife, home-schools their five kids.

It's fine to home school your kids, I guess. It's not fine to then project that lifestyle choice onto the vast majority of Bend residents who don't believe in home-schooling their kids.

Yet, that is what  Conger is doing. He has introduced legislation to destroy public education in Oregon. You would think a legislator would try bolster public education,

If Conger paid any attention to the news, he would realize that our defunding of public education is discouraging economic development. The recent choice in Redmond to take over managing the airport turned down the job because his wife, a public school teacher, couldn't get a job in Redmond, due to budget cutbacks.

Thankfully, Conger's extreme positions gain no traction among the majority of legislators, who actually care about public education.

Conger joins a long list of Central Oregonian legislators completely ineffective in Salem and out of step with the vast majority of Oregonians.

Conger is just another right-ringer pushing his extremist "Christian" values in the Oregon legislature.

It's best for people like Conger to run for office in a Christian school.

He certainly doesn't belong in public office.


  1. You poor, misguided dolt.

  2. I disagree with the above comment.

    Kudos to you.

  3. Public education is a DISASTER and it's not because it doesn't have enough money or teachers. It's a disaster because they don't bother to teach the basics, they are too preoccupied with making sure that gays are considered normal (which they are not) and that abortion should be given when a woman has a hangnail. IF everyone was forced to home school their kid, there is no way that the kids would turn out worse than what the public school turns out.