Tea Party Group Believes “Public Schools Should Go Away”
In case there is any doubt about how extreme the tea party (a.k.a. right wing) of the Republican Party has become, one of its factions wants to do away with public schools. While some right-wingers, like Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, are accused of wanting to do away with public schools, at least this group admits it.
“We think public schools should go away,’’ says Teri Adams (pictured), the head of the Independence Hall Tea Party and a leading advocate — both in New Jersey and Pennsylvania — of passage of school voucher bills. The tea party operates in those two states and Delaware.
They should “go away,” she says, because “they are hurting our children.’’
Adams’ group — and its political action committee run by her brother Don — lobbied for voucher bills in New Jersey and campaigned for south Jersey political candidates. One of those candidates, Republican Jon Runyan, last year captured the 3rd Congressional District seat held by Democrat John Adler, who died months later. Runyan also wouldn’t comment.
“Our ultimate goal is to shut down public schools and have private schools only, eventually returning responsibility for payment to parents and private charities. It’s going to happen piecemeal and not overnight. It took us years to get into this mess and it’s going to take years to get out of it.”Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2011 Liberaland