Saturday, October 29, 2011

Michele Bachmann's View on Bullying

"I think that this is an issue that needs to be handled at the local level. I don't like to have the federal government involved in telling the local schools what to do. For one thing, there was no federal Department of Education until the late 1970s. So, I don't want the federal government involved. I actually want to end the federal Department of Education."

So in middle of talking about bullying, she ends her statement with abolishing the Department of Education. Smooth, She-Mess.



Anonymous said...

What an idiot.

Miss Ginger Grant said...

I just posted this on facebook!
How will ending the Dept of Education end bullying? She never really answered the question!! If bullying were a localized issue, it should be handled by local governments, but alas, it is happening in all 50 States. That makes it a national crisis, and that means we need to handle it on a national level. How sad would it be if, for example, Florida found an effective program to eliminate teen bullying in schools, and provided a means to help teens who are feeling pushed toward suicide, but Minnesota was too stupid to figure it out? Or Texas decided to spend it's money on a border fence instead of education? I nominate Michelle Bachmann to be the person who has to tell those distraught parents "Well, I guess you shoulda raised your kids in Florida, eh?!" We DO need a Department of Education to ensure our states are held to a minimum standard, so a high school diploma from Mississippi means just as much as one from Connecticut! That way, best practices from one state can be offered...

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