The fact that the state of education has deteriorated since Scott Walker has been in power can be summed up in two words - Michael Brickman! Brickman, AKA Rich in retail:
Brickman who graduated from an East Coast university three years ago with a Political Science Degree. Has a very shallow resume of working for the losing campaign of John McCain and then joining the "Friends of Scott Walker" campaign as press assistant where he had such amazing successes as blatantly racist tweets and a Scott Walker 68 page economic plan typed in 60 point font!
Brickman then turned his lack of career success and unaccounted for knowledge/interest in education and turned it into a job......Drum roll please......Education Policy advisor! Honestly, you can not make this stuff up!
Well Mr. Brickman(@BrickM) was "live tweeting" President Obama's State of the Union speech where he came up with this gem!
1/2 way through the #sotu and I'm already getting my preschool and mortgage subsidized. IDK about smarter, but defintely bigger gov't
— Michael Brickman (@BrickM) February 13, 2013
It appears that Mike had a problem with this and feels that preschool should not be part of a public education. As an "education policy advisor" you would think that mike would understand the value and importance of preschool.
Scores of studies demonstrate that early education can have an enormous impact on a child’s cognitive and emotional development, dramatically improving school readiness and academic achievement. And high-quality preschool is a key reason why Finland now scores at the top in international student assessments.
We all know that Scott Walker has a very very bad record of hiring incompetents, and criminals. Let us hope that Brickman is just an ignorant and not evil. Let us hope that Scott Walker also shows us that he is serious about educating the youth of Wisconsin and re-assigns Mr. Brickman to something more matching his qualifications.But the benefits of preschool extend well beyond test scores. Research shows that an at-risk child who doesn’t receive high-quality early childhood intervention is 25 percent more likely to drop out of school; 40 percent more likely to become a teen parent; 50 percent more likely to be placed in special education; 60 percent more likely not to attend college; and 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent crime.
Someone has to wash dishes at the Governor's Mansion right?