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Leftist Baggage Weighs Down Education Bill

Wednesday, 16 May 2001 12:00 AM

A cornerstone of his plan as governor of Texas, school choice with vouchers, was one of the first victims of the president’s efforts to reach out for Democrat support.

Several Republican members of the key education panels have let it be known that they are bailing out on this one.

They are hearing from the grassroots and the party’s base.

Concerned Women for America, the largest public policy women’s organization, complains that "the worst part of the bill is a hate/thought crimes requirement,” which amounts to "a license to persecute children if they do not agree to support the homosexual agenda.”

A culturally Marxist "political correctness” is already enforced on many college campuses. This would extend that culture to the lower grades. Up until now, the propaganda in the lower grades has often tended to be more subtle.

Other problems with the measure on the part of its critics include the following:

As one critic puts it, "States are rendered powerless to throw off the radical agenda.”

The bill is supposed to hit the House floor today. There is a lot of unhappiness with this one. Much of the grumbling comes not from the president’s enemies, but from his friends who are complaining about substantive issues.

Some left-wingers are unhappy only because the measure, as they see it, does not throw enough money at a failed education system.

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