Remember the State Board of Education? They’re the Republicans in charge who so totally screwed up our public school textbook curriculum, because the SBOE is dominated by ideologue right-wing Republicans who re-wrote history and social studies to fit their “unique” world view.
But all the screwing up they did to textbooks? It apparently doesn’t matter a bit, because the Republicans in charge of state government have also so messed up Texas budgeting process that there is now a structural deficit which will keep Texas in a perpetual budget crunch, so we will forevermore be unable to afford to pay for those screwed up textbooks anyway.
But who needs textbooks? Because those same Republicans in charge are going to balance the budget on the backs of our school children, which will result in laying off thousands of teachers, so there won’t be anybody left to teach Texas’ children the stuff in those non-existent screwed up textbooks.
So how are the Republicans in charge reacting to all this? The answer should be obvious – the Republicans in charge filed constitutional amendment legislation yesterday which requires the state to pay for the textbooks of children in private schools.
Whose children are in private schools? I’m glad you asked. Some of those little snowflakes are the children of the Republicans in charge.
So to review: the public schools charged with teaching our children will be devastated because of Republican budget cuts. The textbooks those public schools are supposed to use to teach them, which were already screwed up by some Republicans in charge, won’t be printed, because other Republicans in charge say we can’t afford them. But those little angels in private schools are going to be just fine, because the Republicans in charge will make sure of it, by using your money.
It all makes perfect sense to me. I can’t imagine why we ever complained.