Thursday, February 03, 2011

Mike Fitzpatrick: Your Kids Are Stupid

From "Fitzpatrick: No progress in school oversight," by: James McGinnis, 2/03; Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) is quoted:

“In the 1950s, we educated the kids that eventually landed on the moon with no federal Department of Education,” the congressman said. “Our children were healthier. Our children were smarter. Our children achieved better grades in standardized testing when the locals controlled the school districts.

Speak for your own family and school, Buddy. My kids are sharp as tacks.


doomsy said...

Sorry that I'm just coming across this now - as usual, Fitzpatrick is either a liar or an idiot, often both (including here). The youngest of the Apollo moon mission astronauts, Charles Duke, was born on October 3, 1935.

AboveAvgJane said...

So he would theoretically graduated from high school in 1953. Yep, that would make Fitzpatrick's comments a little off.