Chance To Return Some Sanity To State Board Of Education

RECEIVED Sat., Oct. 16, 2010

Dear Editor,
    Re: “SBOE Candidates Get 'A' for Attendance” [News, Oct. 15]: Lee Nichols' reporting answered one question I've had for a while, namely, why would evangelical Republican ideologues go to such trouble to get elected to, and exercise such control over, the State Board of Education when they could homeschool their kids if they want them misinformed? Answer: the $22 billion Permanent School Fund, management of which should be "jealously guarded" by the SBOE according to Republican candidate Marsha Farney – so much for smaller government. Thankfully Rick "sad excuse for a Democrat" Agosto and Cynthia Dunbar are not running again and Don McLeroy lost his primary, so there may be a chance to return some sanity to the board.
Daniel Lea
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