Robust: So, Rep. Rick Jore discusses his bill to end compulsory attendance in Montana (sweet!) before the House Ed. Committee, and John Taylor Gatto makes an appearance. He was his usual wonderfully provocative self.
In the story, "John Taylor Gatto, an author and former school teacher from New York, said compulsory school attendance had its roots in prewar Germany and was a type of 'mind-control' used by elitists to 'socially engineer' a large group of easily controlled consumers and citizens. He warned the committee not to confuse 'schooling for education.' "
Now that's one hearing that would have been worth flying to Big Sky country to attend.
P.S. The article mentions the outcome of that anti-homeschool bill being proposed by Commissar Ryan that I blogged about last week - it's headed to legislative limbo.
Tepid: Steve Jobs is a visionary and a college drop-out who wants to replace textbooks with online info. So, his comments were fairly tame. But he's a maverick compared to Citizen Dell.
Update: The Helena Independent Record's editorial page resorts to fighting words to insult Rep. Jore (and, by association, the district he represents).