Fear mongering at its best
The daily has been on a constant roll extolling the wonders of the likelihood of Gov. Napolitano’s appointment to the Obama Cabinet as Secretary of Homeland Security. Yet the underlying fear of what lies ahead with an accomplished Republican Governor Jan Brewer replacing Democrat Napolitano is palpable. Couple that prospect with the certainty of a Republican majority in both chambers of the state legislature, and you’ve got an acute case of Dem terror.
Today we are treated to a spate of dismay within the education community implying that a change in leadership will ensure illiteracy and lowered educational standards. After all, as the daily tells us Napolitano’s time in office enhanced her reputation as the “Education Governor.”
The newspaper does admit that despite her efforts….she will leave the state still nearly last in the country for K-12 funding, with a high-school graduation rate of 70 percent and state universities burdened with students unprepared for college work
But, according to the opening line of the article, Napolitano did give about a million Arizona elementary school children a free storybook.
That they may never be able to read and comprehend it, is beside the point.
(This brief article from the Goldwater Institute is topical.)