BREAKING THE CHARTER SCHOOL MYTH
People constantly speak and write about the advantage charter schools have over the public school system. Statements that they don’t take tests or educate tough children, all while getting the same funding as public schools are common in the press. These myths have no foundation to stand on. (more…)
Open primary elections an opening to chaos.
The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are one of sports great rivalries. In over 100 years we’ve witnessed just about everything one could witness between two teams. One thing we’ve never seen is the manager of the Red Sox call the manager of the Yankees to tell him which Yankee to pitch in tomorrow’s game. The opposing team doesn’t get to decide who you will put on your lineup card. Neither does the press.
Party primary elections are for party members. Why are open primaries such a bad idea? Because your neighbors have no right to tell you to plant peppers when you want to plant tomatoes.
Every four years about this time there’s talk of open primaries in Florida. Proponents will say that that other states do it; that it’s the fair thing to do; that it will create better outcomes to our election process.
Every primary election day a good number of people show up at the polls and find out that they’ve been closed out of the process. They leave bewildered, and sometimes angry. They want to vote but cannot, and they find this unfair. Is it? (more…)