crackberry wrote:Kretzy wrote:VoidSix wrote:We're talking about the best public school system aside from Colorado, right?
Before TABOR, our public universities were damn solid. CU, CSU, Mines, and even UCD for certain programs. Fort Lewis educates more AI students than almost any other school in the US, regardless of size.
Damn Grover Norquist...I'm really glad my post-grad work experience was to dismantle TABOR.
Is TABOR a Tom Tancredo brainchild? Talk about an embarrassment to Colorado...
No, TABOR is a radical anti-government and anti-public investment policy pushed by Howard Rich, Grover Nordquist, and other right-wing radicals. It completely hamstrings public funding and infrastructure development here in CO. The think tank where I worked has great info on it: http://www.cclponline.org.
Tancredo's an embarrassment, but is far saner than some of our Reps and Senators here in the state legislature. Sen. Dave Schulteis last year said (on the Senate floor) that he hoped mothers passed AIDS on to their children, so it would "send a message" about promiscuity and bad decisions to the young women of Colorado. Sen. Scott Renfroe advocated for imprisoning gays (also on the Senate floor). Bad news bears...
/rant. Apologies for the tangent.