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Lederman Loves ALEC, Covers for Radical Education-Wrecking Agenda

Senator Dan Lederman (R-16/Dakota Dunes) comes soldiering back from the American Legislative Exchange Council's annual meeting in Salt Lake City to propagandize on behalf of the real nefarious radical infiltrators of every statehouse in the country.

Oh, but ALEC isn't radical, Lederman tells WNAX News. It's not very radical, says Lederman, to want limited government and choice for schools or want to hold schools to standards. Calling ALEC "radical," says Lederman, is a distraction from trying to find solutions.

That's an enormously ironic statement, since the landmark ALECky legislation to come from Pierre this year, Referred Law 16 (House Bill 1234) increases the role of centralized government in education and distracted nearly everyone in Pierre from seeking practical solutions for improving education based on evidence instead of ideology.

Sen. Lederman says the primary focus of this year's ALEC meeting was how to get a better education system for the same or less money. I'm betting the emphasis was on "less." An effective public education system is the greatest practical and ideological threat to the plutocracy Lederman and ALEC serve. ALEC pursues the entirely radical agenda of starving the public schools and bringing the education of our children under private corporate control.

Fortunately, folks in District 16 have a chance to stop that radical agenda. Newly named Democratic challenger Michael O'Connor of Alcester has filled the vacancy left by Harrisburg school superintendent Jim Holbeck. If you want to protect your public school from ALEC machinations like Referred Law 16, you'll want to help O'Connor win.


  1. larry kurtz 2012.08.02

    NPR ran a story about rich rabbis: the entire piece had Lederman written all over it. Daniel Estrin

    Re-read this post and comments, too: Lederman would give access to all public records to Mossad.

  2. larry kurtz 2012.08.02

    Sibby: what's your read on Lederman? Is his wife a member of the church of the holy roman kiddie diddlers?

  3. mike 2012.08.02

    Lederman is not trusted across this state. Many people like him but NO ONE trusts him. He's happy to stab anyone in the back simply to advance himself.

  4. Steve Sibson 2012.08.02

    "private corporate control"

    Private control would be parents in control. Corporations in control is not private, but fascist. I agree they should not be in control. Look at what the fascist Mayor in Sioux Falls is doing with the Events Center. This entire state is being controlled by Sanford (banking institutions).

  5. larry kurtz 2012.08.02

    This morning WBUR's Here and Now interviewed the former Koch-funded scientist who came out of the cold to help address the Anthropocene.

    Just now drove by the Gilt Edge Mine while listening to a great piece on Talk of the Nation about "sacrifice zones." Mountaintop removal mining and Pine Ridge were cited.

  6. Donald Pay 2012.08.02

    ALEC puts out an annual "Report Card" on education, which gets released with much media fanfare every year. Most local papers have long since canned their education beat, or put their cub reporters on the beat. Anyway, ALEC's report just summarizes the usual averages of averages each year. From a statistical standpoint it's bullshit, but since local education reporting sucks, the ALEC report with all it's bullshit numbers gets a lot of play in local media. National media have long since figured out that the report has read about the same for 15 years, and usually concludes with a finding that providing more money to public education will not improve education.

    Anyway, back around 2000 I reanalyzed their findings for the Midwest States using ALEC's own data, and found that states that provided more money to education actually significantly improved education outcomes (based on standardized test scores). Since then I've never taken this group seriously on education issues.

  7. grudznick 2012.08.02

    Maybe this is a dumb question from a stupid old man but why can't people just ignore the Alec fellows, and vote with their own brains? You probably didn't notice but the Conservatives with Common Sense did a score card following Mr. Howie/Sibby/Ellis overgodding, and the scores did not bode well for some.

    But we decided that at this time, this far from elections, it would serve no purpose to be a goof like Howie/Sibby/Ellis and this Alec guy are all just goofs. I will wave my scorecard in your faces, Mr. Howie. I will wave it hard. I'm just sayin...

  8. larry kurtz 2012.08.27

    Yiddish curses for Republican Jews, #4: "May your child give his Bar Mitzvah speech on the genius of Ayn Rand."

  9. larry kurtz 2012.08.28

    Yiddish curses for Republican Jews, #5: "May you spend your whole life supporting and voting for and sending money to Israel, and may you one day be actually forced to move there."

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