Thursday, January 27, 2005
Romney Gets Testy

Willard Mitt wants to add the MCAS science exam to high school graduation requirements. Quickly.

"I'd like (the Board of Education) to make it as soon as possible," Romney said after meeting with the Board on Tuesday. "There is a need to move as aggressively and as rapidly as we can to getting science as part of our graduation requirement." (source: Associated Press, 1/25/2005)


By the way, did anyone think to clue Romney's Education Commissioner, David Driscoll, in on the expansionary plans? Because less than five months ago, Driscoll was threatening to cancel the MCAS science and history tests unless "the Legislature coughed up" more money for his department. (source: Boston Herald, 8/25/2004)

Senator Robert Antonioni responded with a run-on-sentence saying "It's a little bit of the pot calling the kettle black because if anyone has underfunded MCAS in recent
years it's the Romney administration, not the Legislature, so it's disingenuous, I think."

But we got the point.

Now, however, after proclaiming that they can't afford to administer the test, Team Reform has decreed that the test will be a graduation requirement "as soon as possible."

Zounds. Rather than telling Massachusetts students how to study science we think the Fraud Governor should bone up on his math.


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