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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Democrats fight Hogan over post-Labor Day school start at their peril

It comes as no surprise that the loudest voices in opposition to Gov. Larry Hogan's common-sense measure to start the school year after Labor Day are coming from the most partisan Democrats who will stop at nothing to stop the governor from enacting the change he was elected to deliver ("Hogan and Franchot: Profiles in pandering," Sept. 2).

If it had been Anthony Brown's signature issue that mandated a post-Labor Day start, I doubt we would hear this much griping and vitriol from Democratic legislators, the teacher's union and the like. That's because Gov. Martin O'Malley's own task force of teachers, administrators, parents, business owners and legislators voted overwhelmingly to recommend starting school after Labor Day and found absolutely no evidence to suggest there was a detrimental impact on students in doing so.

In fact, over 70 percent of Marylanders, two governors, the comptroller and dozens of Republican and Democratic legislators are in support of starting school after Labor Day. Even Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller was for it before he was against it, having supported the measure in 2013 under Governor O'Malley. It wasn't until Governor Hogan made his announcement that Senator Miller found the idea "extraordinary and legally questionable."

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thugs dont matter,keep on them Gov,Screw them.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it a Democratic Senator (Mathias) that started this?

Anonymous said...

Concrete proof that democrats have no logical abilities to think or reason. They are mindless drones that can only repeat the same worn out phrases over, and over, and over, and over, and over----sorry my disk got stuck, over, and over, and over. I think democrats say to themselves if they repeat the same phrase over enough times, they will actually start to believe it. They suck!

Anonymous said...

See havent you all figured it out yet...THE FRIGGIN UNIONS ARE DESTROYING EDUCATION.. school vouchers will solve this problem!! put the check in my hand! And the correct school, one that actually provides an education and not a communist indoctrination program will get my money. Public education is becoming a joke, run by useful idiots.

"When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already. . . . What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time, they will know nothing else but this new community.'"

--Adolf Hitler

And the ignorant keep cheering!!

Anonymous said...

Democrats, shut up and be happy that you have jobs.... for now.

Anonymous said...

All the more reason why we need term limits!

Anonymous said...

Need to get Mike Miller out of there

Anonymous said...

Hillary the lawyer, knows it is better to destroy evidence and be accused of incompetence (arranged in advance by Bill on the tarmac), than to allow the evidence to be discovered and be convicted of crimes. She IS a criminal, regardless of her lawyerly ability to cover it up.

Bill and Hillary are the shadiest of lawyers.

Anonymous said...

What part of 70% don't those idiots get? What idiots keep voting for them?

After Jim Mathias' support for this mandate they will probably send campaign funds to another Democrat.