Tennessee Republican Governor silent as ultra-conservative charter school peddler calls public school teachers “dumb”

For the duration of a non-public party hosted recently by Hillsdale School president Larry Arnn in an affluent suburb of Nashville, surprise guest Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee sat quietly as Arnn claimed schooling is a “plague” and termed public college academics and the schools that teach them “dumb.” 

Left: Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College Ideal: Invoice Lee, Governor of Tennessee

Hidden camera footage of the reception attained by a Nashville television station discovered the school president, Governor Lee’s education and learning advisor and private mate, meandering through remarks which disparaged public instruction and accused teachers of indoctrinating students.

Amongst Larry Arnn’s most egregious reviews:

“…they (instruction college students) are the dumbest element of each individual campus.”

“The teachers are trained in the dumbest elements of the dumbest schools in the nation.’

“They (academics) are taught that they are going to go and do something to those little ones…. Do they ever chat about anything apart from what they are likely to do to these youngsters?’

“The philosophic comprehending at the heart of modern training is enslavement…. They’re messing with people’s children, and they sense entitled to do anything at all to them.”

“You will see how education destroys generations of men and women. It can be devastating. It truly is like the plague.”

“Here’s a key thing that we are likely to consider to do. We are heading to consider to demonstrate that you you should not have to be an professional to teach a baby since essentially anyone can do it.”

During the two-hour occasion, Governor Lee praised Arnn and Hillsdale School, with whom the Governor has contracted to open up 50 American Classical Instruction K-12 constitution schools in Tennessee. Questioned to remark on the higher education president’s derision of the 80,000 public college instructors in his point out, Governor Lee’s business office responded with boilerplate from his instruction strategy: “Under Gov. Lee, the potential of community training seems to be like effectively-paid out academics and increasing a workforce to aid our students and construct the job.” 

Sharon Eva

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