Saturday, January 26, 2008

Scott Garrett - no friend of the education community

Back in 2002 then-candidate Scott Garrett gave us a taste of his feelings on education when he said that “we could do without the Department of Education”.

His overall voting record on educational matters is just as abhorrent as his comment above. While his choice to home school his kids isn’t necessarily something to hold against him in and of itself, it does offer insight into how out of touch he is on matters concerning education. On numerous occasions, Garrett has been the only Congressional member from NJ - Republican OR Democratic to vote in a certain manner.

In fact, Garrett voted “no” on each and every one of the last 10 education bills in Congress. Some of his “highlights” are noted below:

Garrett voted not once, not twice but three times against the Appropriations bill for the Department of Education - the last time casting the deciding vote that kept the House from overriding Bush’s veto of this bill.

Garrett voted against helping college students pay for college - reducing interest rates on student loans, increasing Pell Grants. He was one of two NJ Representatives to vote against this bill. This was also the second time during 2007 that Garrett voted against a bill whose main thrust was to help college students.

Just last year - Garrett was one of only 36 Representatives to vote against Project Head Start, in a bill that passed the House by a vote of 381-36 and the Senate by a vote of 95-0. This made Garrett one of only 36 out of 435 people in Congress that voted against this bill. Head Start was recognized by Republican Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), who sits as a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor had favorable comments on the Program:

”Head Start is an important program that has the potential to help raise the level of early education for thousands of American children”

Even President Bush recognized the positive role of Head Start when he said the following upon signing this legislation:
Over the past 40 years, Head Start has provided comprehensive child-development services to more than 20 million low-income children and their families to promote school readiness.

And of course, back in 2005, Garrett urged New Jersey schools to teach "intelligent design" in addition to evolution, when he made the following statement:

"Evolution is the predominant theory right now," said Garrett, R-Wantage. "[But] intelligent design is one that is apparently growing in some scientific communities, in academia. ... It seems that a school board should at least consider being tolerant and open to discussing both theories."

Lastly, who can forget his comment from March 2007 that plainly laid out his stance on education, despite the fact that Article VIII, Section IV of the New Jersey Constitution indicates that “The Legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of free public schools for the instruction of all the children in the State between the ages of five and eighteen years”:
Contrary to common modern misconceptions, there is no constitutional right guaranteeing each citizen an education.

On education - whether it be our children’s education, funding for public schools, the Department of Education itself, assistance for college students or advocating for introducing out-of-the-mainstream religious teaching in our public schools, Scott Garrett stands alone when it comes to extremist views on this District’s education policies. It is clear that Garrett is not looking out for the people of this District when it comes to educating our children.


Anonymous said...

No Prescription medication Pharmacy. Order Generic Medication In own Pharmacy. Buy Pills Central.
[url=]Get Best Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Tamiflu[/url]. prescription generic pills. Discount medications pharmacy

Anonymous said...

But silent, there are proficiently known companies which merit large words and created an splendid Cheap Discount Cialis Pharmacy Online reputation.

Anonymous said...

[url=]order viagra very cheap online with out prescription free samples[/url]

Purchase cialis online .
BUYING Cheap VIAGRA WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION. Canadian Pharmacy is the world's largest and recognized distributor in thesphere of legal and FDA approved medications.
[url=]Viagra France[/url]
4 Nov 2009 generic cialis viagra caverta buy online 1 cialis generic viagra free sample viagra vs cialis cialis pronunciation. Best Site Viagra Cialis Levitra - Click Here! buy cheap viagra genericcialis viagra cheap viagra pill online how to order viagra cialis viagra generic viagra no prescription viagra sale uk viagra side effect man free pill generic cost low viagra sample viagra free online generic viagra kamagra100mg.
[url=]Cialis Viagra Online Pharmacy[/url]
Keep Viagra in its original buy Viagra generic Viagra Viagra online.
[url=]Women Who Take Viagra[/url]

Anonymous said...

your site is loading rapidly

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone! Who knows where to upload the film Avatar?
I even bought the film Avatar for a SMS to , the link was, but download fails, the system will boot quite strange cocoa something.
Men, advise where to normal as quickly download film avatar?

Anonymous said...

germ communicate stadtpark watershed congratulate lmss programmed angles potent kaufmann therapeutics
lolikneri havaqatsu

Anonymous said...

I sell a boat-program which will help you to outwit auction and to win, initially the boat was created for the Scandinavian auction but now the program can work with similar auctions: gagen ru, vezetmne ru and with ten.
The program-boat stakes for you, i.e. for this purpose it is not necessary to sit constantly at the monitor. The boat can set time when it is necessary to stake, thus you as much as possible will lower expenses for rates, and as much as possible increase the chances of a victory.

The price of the program a boat for the Scandinavian auctions 20$

For the first 10 clients the price 15$

To all clients free updating and support.

Behind purchases I ask in icq: 588889590 Max.

Anonymous said... Thank you, ashley furniture [url=]ashley furniture[/url], jtetsm, allegiant air [url=]allegiant air[/url], slehc, pressure washers [url=]pressure washers[/url], ieakd, dishnetwork [url=]dishnetwork[/url], ubyymq, adt security [url=]adt security[/url], vgscjtp,

Anonymous said...

[b]Set software LoveBots v 5.2[/b]

All for a mass mailing dating

The script is written in php5


[i]registration, account activation
manual input captures, or the solution through antikapchu
filling data accounts:
- Gulf desired photo
- Инфы about yourself
- Diary
- Sexual preference[/i]

gulyalka on questionnaires spammer on lichku
- Randomization Posts: replacement of Russian letters in Latin analogues

optimized to work in a continuous loop
check-activation-filling-spam check ..

Updates and support free of charge.

Price per set 100 wmz

For the first 10 buyers price 70 wmz (your feedback on the software).

For shopping I ask in icq: 588889590 Max.

Scrin program:




Flooding in the subject no! Write to feedback after the purchase.

Anonymous said...

I consider, that you are mistaken. I can prove it. Write to me in PM, we will talk.

Anonymous said...

In harry's life, at some pass‚, our inner pep goes out. It is then burst into passion at near an encounter with another human being. We should all be glad recompense those people who rekindle the inner transport

Anonymous said...

Sildenafil citrate, sold as Viagra, Revatio and under various other m‚tier names, is a medicament familiar to scrutinize erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). It was developed and is being marketed around the pharmaceutical ensemble Pfizer. It acts next to inhibiting cGMP individual phosphodiesterase variety 5, an enzyme that regulates blood stream in the penis. Since tasteful available in 1998, sildenafil has been the prime treatment for erectile dysfunction; its initial competitors on the supermarket are tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra).

Anonymous said...

I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work Look forward to reading more from you in the future. Martin , car insurance california

Williams said...

your site is loading rapidly