Wisconsin Republican State Senator Glenn Grothman is probably best known to folks here as the guy who referred to the protestors at the capitol in Madison as "Slobs".
Apparently those slobs were a bit of a formidable force, as apparently they are set to announce this week that he will be the 7th republican Senator to face recall.
So instead, Senator Grothman has decided to turn his fire on the real troublemakers in our society, 3 and 4 year olds wanting to learn. As he said in an interview Monday:
"I think early education, like any preschool program, can have harmful psychological effects, and any academic benefit disappears by the time one is 9 or 10."
Never mind that Grothman's claims are bunk:
That's in stark contrast to the opinions of U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who said Monday he couldn't support states cutting back on early childhood education. He made the remarks during a conference call with reporters about "The State of Preschool 2010," an annual report from the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.
"When budgets are cut, there are smart ways to cut and dumb ways to cut," Duncan said, adding that reducing early childhood education funding fell into the latter category. "Our 3- and 4-year-olds don't vote, they don't have lobbyists and they aren't in a union. Research shows this is the best investment we can make that will pay dividends later on."
As the song says, I went to my congressman man and he said quote "I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote."