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(Some Pissed-off Teachers)   How do you know when you've failed as state Superintendent of Public Instruction? When you can count the teachers who've donated to your re-election campaign on zero hands   (themontanapost.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Education, School, Teacher, single working Montana teacher, public school teacher, Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen, History of education, High school  
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1114 clicks; posted to Politics » on 25 Jun 2020 at 11:12 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-25 11:25:15 PM  
But has anyone offered her steamed hams?
 
2020-06-25 11:25:45 PM  
Wait. You get to leaders? Here on the progressive east coast we are stuck with appointed state supernintendos.
 
2020-06-25 11:28:23 PM  
Sounds like a plus.  Leadership does not require that one be liked.
 
2020-06-25 11:29:07 PM  
I, for one, support her. Then again, I also think Montana would be better off without people.
 
2020-06-25 11:33:35 PM  
Well that headline pretty much summarizes why our education system is broken.
 
2020-06-25 11:38:17 PM  
Arntzen is pretty much a carbon copy of Betsy DeVos, minus the nine yachts.
 
2020-06-25 11:38:20 PM  

theteacher: Wait. You get to leaders? Here on the progressive east coast we are stuck with appointed state supernintendos.


We elect ours in NC
 
2020-06-25 11:40:45 PM  
Montana?
I hardly know her!
 
2020-06-25 11:43:48 PM  
Teachers have money to donate?
 
2020-06-25 11:48:28 PM  

recondite cetacean: Teachers have money to donate?


OMG, you're right. Calling bullshiat on this whole story.
 
2020-06-25 11:58:52 PM  

dwrash: Sounds like a plus.  Leadership does not require that one be liked.


It does, however require the ability to lead. I guess if you want to be led to funding private and religious schools for the wealthy at expense of poor kids, she might be your cup of tea.
 
2020-06-26 12:02:21 AM  
All glasses, no classes. She's the Betsy DeVos of Montana.

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2020-06-26 1:28:28 AM  
Hmmm, who does she sound like?

"She danced around the question before saying, "I do need to share with you that when I did ask that question, and I did a lot of traveling, it was not on the number one. The number one was making sure I had a teacher that's there. So I do believe in our tight, fiscal minds, we have to say that wish list is big. That wish list is there and it's on that list. But at this opportunity time, is that it? But again, I'm going to reiterate, if the Legislature does so happen, because it would take that opportunity to occur, if that happens, then I would do that within my power and with your energy in this room, to put that forward for our neediest and our youngest. I will not impede that."
 
2020-06-26 1:35:48 AM  
Pff, I lost my hands in a tragic corn shucker accident, but I can still count to 7 and a half using my toes, and all the way to 20 if I use my teeth too.
 
2020-06-26 2:16:02 AM  

testosteronephobe: Hmmm, who does she sound like?

"She danced around the question before saying, "I do need to share with you that when I did ask that question, and I did a lot of traveling, it was not on the number one. The number one was making sure I had a teacher that's there. So I do believe in our tight, fiscal minds, we have to say that wish list is big. That wish list is there and it's on that list. But at this opportunity time, is that it? But again, I'm going to reiterate, if the Legislature does so happen, because it would take that opportunity to occur, if that happens, then I would do that within my power and with your energy in this room, to put that forward for our neediest and our youngest. I will not impede that."


following in the footsteps of Trump
 
2020-06-26 2:37:08 AM  
The article did not mention her political affiliation, but I googled to see what it was after reading about her incompetence and I was NOT surprised!
 
2020-06-26 6:12:28 AM  

theteacher: Wait. You get to leaders? Here on the progressive east coast we are stuck with appointed state supernintendos.


It's somewhat indirectly a legacy of reconstruction.

After the end of the civil war, it took about three and a half seconds for the Union to go from being unambiguously the good guys of the conflict to unambiguously the villains.  The carpetbaggers were, in essence, moustache-twirling supervillains who were intentionally wrecking the south for the sheer joy of causing destruction even when no one profited on a level we wouldn't see again until the Tea Party in 2006.

The southern states' only real defense against an interim government that was figuratively and sometimes literally there to basically set everything on farking fire was to make basically everything an elected post as quickly as possible.  So, y'know, some asshole can't win one key election, appoint cronies to all the oversight positions, and then casually abscond with the entire state budget, the silverware, and most of the furniture leaving the state to go fark itself.

This wasn't paranoia.  Louisiana is still a shiathole as a result of basically failing to do this quickly enough, and Texas was spared most of the financial sabotage and general devastation because they did.

Thus, for states founded after the civil war it became kinda standard to set up a system where a lot of random bullshiat that in any sane world should be appointed is instead elected, as insurance against the federal government becoming actively hostile to the interests of the state or the nation.  Thus... Montana.

// There's of course a fun bonus-round where all the shiat causing this also re-legitimizes the old controlling interests in the south to the point that even the black population trusts them more than the carpetbaggers and then after reconstruction the implementation of local elected office for things that should be appointed becomes a tool of segregationists and white supremacists... because it's the USA, obviously if it exists it's a tool of farking white supremacists at some point.  It's like the Rule 34 of American history: if it exists, it's been a tool of white supremacy.  Hell, the exact opposite principle of powered-up federalism was used as a tool of white supremacy for half a century too, there's no escape from this hell.
 
2020-06-26 8:33:21 AM  
FTA: when legislators were proposing to end mandatory education.

What the ever lasting fark???
 
2020-06-26 10:54:05 AM  
Did she topple the statue of Nancy Keenan yet?
 
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