Thursday, February 28, 2008

Politics Memphis style

(Red Hat) Rob Shearer posts over at the Tennessee ConserVOLiance his take on this whole HB2795 testing for every student dust up. He starts with:

Background: The Memphis delegation has wielded disproportionate influence in the Tennessee Legislature for over a century. This was partly due to demographics (until quite recently, Memphis was the largest city in the state), partly due to party discipline (Memphis is overwhelmingly Democrat and the Democrats control the state legislature), and partly due to the legacy of Boss Crump. Don’t get me started on Boss Crump. But if you’re going to play politics in Tennessee, you’d be well served to do some research on him.
and then answers the question: So why is Representative Hardaway picking a fight with homeschoolers?

Give it a read.

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