Pants on Fire, Pants on Fire. I call Pants on Fire for Carol Taylor and her PANTS advocacy group for their mock indignation at Sen. Chip Rogers’ background as (gasp) an actor.
She calls Rogers an “unacceptable role model” for having been a television actor about 15 years ago. His radio and TV background have been known to his constituents.
I’m sure she rushed right to the media when other actors took to public service, like Gov. Schwarzenegger who “terminated” many bad guys. Did President Reagan also “display extraordinary poor judgment” for being an actor?
Then Ms. Taylor says several times the issue for her group is school funding, not charter schools although they attack charter school funding on the web.
She is fully aware that the State QBE formula developed in the ’80s moves money to poorer counties. Our delegation cannot arbitrarily increase Cherokee’s funding particularly during lean economic times.
Rogers was recently lauded by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, chairman for the Foundation for Excellence in Education for pushing for laws approving “customized digital learning” which gives more families educational choices. The use of modern technology makes life easier for many disadvantaged children.
Ms. Taylor also attacks legislators who do not have children in public schools. We have to tell Ms. Taylor that there are many legislators under the Golden Dome who do not have children in public school.
Like many citizens of Cherokee County our children have graduated or possibly attended private school. It does not make one unable to study school policies or pay the substantial school taxes.
Lastly, Ms. Taylor talks about moving here from DeKalb County.
As a newcomer, she may be part of the problem why our schools are overcrowded.
In the words of the very school board she supports, “If you don’t like it, you can move.”