Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Opposes Universal Preschool Because of the Paperwork

Marsha Blackburn can always find a reason, no matter how ridiculous, to support the 12th century GOP platform: 
 Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shot down President Obama’s proposal for universal pre-school education during an appearance on CSPAN’s Washington Journal on Friday, complaining that the plan — first unveiled during last week’s State of the Union address — would force teachers to fill out too much paperwork.

“You know, I had an email from a teacher as [Obama] was giving the speech, someone I’ve known for a long time and it was, ‘Are you kidding me? More paperwork?’” Blackburn said. She went on to argue that education should be handled by state and local governments:

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