Monday, May 07, 2012 By Aaron Brown
And for those scoring at home, large groups of people chanting in the halls of the legislature on behalf of education are socialists. But when they are wearing football jerseys and asking for similar amounts of money to build a Colosseum for a privately-held gladiator farm, it's about jobs. Oh, and state pride.
I'd trade the Vikings for a competitive world class education system. A good high school can give you a year's worth of sports entertainment, speech, theater, music and marching band. A citizen can be entertained 365 days of the year by a strong local school. That is, if preparing a whole generation for a better life isn't enough for you. I understand the delicate partisan political gamesmanship that brought us to this point, but that doesn't mean we should celebrate what appears to be a massive systemic failure.
Maybe I'm just too shaken up by the fact that there are wolves in my woods. Sometimes they howl. They eat meat, you know. Those wolves. And they don't even cook it first.