Gotta Love Election Year Dynamics
It’s always interesting to watch election year dynamics. We saw the Obama Administration delay the implementation of the “employer mandate” of “Obamacare” till after this November’s election; the Democrats running for re-election are terrified of another meltdown and wanted the Administration to wait till millions of policies get cancelled after November.
Here in Connecticut we just witnessed the same political ploy. The Malloy Supremacy has been pushing “education reform” which is really “common core ” it’s the new education reform de jour. In essence it is a federally driven, evaluation and measurement process that has the teachers up in arms. The Supremacy has spent millions of dollars promoting and advancing this project without much input from teachers, parents, even legislators .
This week they realized it would cost them the support of the teachers so they scrambled around and announced they are forming a task force to study it, a total political reversal. Jonathan Pelto a former Democrat State Representative and now blogger had this to say in Ct Capitol Report on the recent actions PELTO: ‘Bizarre political ploy’…, bottom line… education initiatives should come from parents, teachers, local school boards not faceless bureaucrats from Washington.