It seems that during the gaggle in Florida, Mittens came out strongly against the idea of smaller classroom sizes, telling the easily fooled residents of wingnutopia that it’s a teachers’ unions scam designed to force the hiring of more teachers. According to Mittens, efforts to reduce classroom size are not actually necessary.
Letting the markets decide how many kids can fit into a classroom is just the latest in new ideas from crazy town. Is 50 too many? How about 70? You could probably transfer a lot of revenue to corporate bottom lines if you privatized ALL education and let the market decide–without any regulations–the best way to generate a profit from the daily warehousing of these spoiled American kids. I saw a 3rd grade classroom the other day with only thirty kids in it. If you got rid of the desks and had them stand you could fit a hundred in there–easy.
It is a batshit crazy notion, and any parent with kids in school knows that the number of kids in a classroom matters a lot. To buy Mitt’s line-o-crap you would have to find folks without kids or a parent who cared more about glibertarian nonsense than their kids–but fortunately for Mittens, there is this guy:
My first thought was “what an asshole”, but that was soon replaced by the realization that Gillespie implies that he is a parent. If true, you’ve got to pity those poor kids. Still, if they have decent teachers and their dad decides to follow through and avoid any involvement in their education they just might have a chance.
And Mitt’s delusion that smaller classroom sizes are a pro-union scam wasn’t even close to the craziest thing said in tonight’s debate.
And with that let’s go to an Open Thread…