From Indiana, we find that newly appointed Purdue University president and former Rethuglican Gov. "Li'l Mitch" Daniels had some peculiar ideas about academic freedom while he was governor:
Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels pledged to promote academic freedom when he became president of Purdue University in January, but newly released emails show he attempted to eliminate what he considered liberal “propaganda” at Indiana’s public universities while governor.
Emails obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request show Daniels requested that historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn’s writings be banned from classrooms and asked for a “cleanup” of college courses. In another exchange, the Republican talks about cutting funding for a program run by a local university professor who was one of his sharpest critics.Because he wouldn't want anything taught that didn't conform with his
As a matter of fact, who needs schoolin' anyway? Not Utah Rethuglican State Sen.
A Republican lawmaker in Utah outlined a proposal last week to abolish compulsory education in the state.
State Sen. Aaron Osmond (R) argued that certain "parents act as if the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is primarily the responsibility of the public school system." [snip]We see from
"Let’s let them choose it, let’s not force them to do it," Osmond said. [our emphasis]
Aaron values education, entrepreneurship, and family. These are the core focus areas that he wants to reinforce for the benefit of future generations in his community and business service. [our emphasis - certainly not his]If he believed in dictionaries, he might be able to look up the meaning of "reinforce" (hint: it doesn't mean "abolish." Although ... creating more ignorant loons would "reinforce" the Rethuglican base. Heckuva job, Osmondo!