by David Safier
Too much news. Can't cover it all. So here are a few education quickies.
- I could hardly have been more surprised when I read that Gov. Brewer vetoed the increase in tuition tax credits from $500 to $750 for an individual. She said it would throw the budget out of whack. No, guv, you don't get my thanks (like you expected it!) for doing something sane, and you don't become a moderate by being slightly less insanely right wing than the rest of your party. That said, Brewer did the right thing.
- On the other hand, here's another education bill that flew in under my radar, SB 1453, waiting for Brewer's signature. It lets parents take their kids out of classes if they feel the content is violent, profane or vulgar. I'll return to this one at a later date, after I see how broadly it's written. It sounds like it will be a negative to education, and very disruptive. My tentative working title for the bill: the "Holocaust deniers can skip class that day" bill. But I want to read the bill before I write anything more.